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Military Road Bridge (Older)

Photos 

Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #357652

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Road
Location
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and Union County, South Dakota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1882; Camelback built by South Dakota to replace pile trestle later; Replaced 1923
Builder
- Horace E. Horton of Rochester, Minnesota (1882 Pratt built by Woodbury County)
Design
Pratt through truss (Woodbury County)
Camelback through
Also called
Country Club Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.52454, -96.47998   (decimal degrees)
42°31'28" N, 96°28'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/706985/4711095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sioux City North
Inventory number
BH 72709 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 24, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added build+loss dates & builder
  • August 16, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added additional photograph and corrected GPS/city
  • July 3, 2016: Added by Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Military Road Bridge (Older)
Posted May 24, 2019, by Luke

Mystery partially solved: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/478723053/

Need to track down when South Dakota replaced their pile trestle with a Camelback truss.

Big Soux River Bridge
Posted August 16, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)