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English River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in August 2012

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BH Photo #236808

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over English River on Hickory Avenue
Location
Washington County, Iowa
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1886
Design
Through truss with Howe lattice portal bracing on the south end and Town lattice portal bracing on the north end
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.1 ft.
Total length: 162.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48793, -91.80257   (decimal degrees)
41°29'17" N, 91°48'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/599960/4593615 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wellman
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 8
Inventory numbers
IA 337710 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14666 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck", "English River (Iowa)"
  • August 7, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Updated the information on the bridge
  • August 6, 2012: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • September 6, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information and map of the bridge

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

English River Bridge
Posted June 11, 2015, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I heard the story of how the neighbors saved this bridge. It looks to me like a King Bridge. Then it looks like it got the same engineering fixes by iowa bridge but the removed the original bracing and replaced rather than adding. Probably around the same time as Bunker Mill Bridge But haven't done that research yet.