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Brighton Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #253052

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Skunk River on Unknown road
Location
Brighton, Washington County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1867; Replaced ?
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Also called
Skunk River Bowstring Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.19611, -91.81077   (decimal degrees)
41°11'46" N, 91°48'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/599720/4561209 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brighton
Inventory number
BH 51410 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,178)
Bowstring pony truss (196)
Bowstring truss (380)
Brighton, Iowa (4)
Built 1867 (44)
Built during 1860s (387)
Iowa (5,790)
Lost (18,693)
Pony truss (15,050)
Replaced by new bridge (12,391)
Skewed (4,672)
Skunk River (32)
Truss (29,444)
Washington County, Iowa (99)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added built date
  • March 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge was replaced, entry coming soon.
  • August 26, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 26, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Moved map pin to current crossing of road
  • February 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Skunk River", "Skewed", "Wooden deck"

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Comments 

Skunk River Bowstring Bridge
Posted September 7, 2013, by N Smith (sawport [at] gmail [dot] com)

The picture from the railroad tracks is looking north.

The road bridge is hiway 1 from Washington to Brighton.

The highway was realigned on to the railroad right-of -way and the railroad bypassed Washington and realigned from Ainsworth to brighton