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River Park Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1920

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BH Photo #256165

Map 

Description 

In 1900 Des Moines bridge builder N.M. Stark built a pinned through truss over the Iowa River immediately west of the small town of Goldfield. This structure carried traffic for twenty years, before the county began contemplating its replacement. [Adapted from Fraser 1991].

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Boone River on 210th Street
Location
Goldfield, Wright County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900; Replaced 1922
Builder
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.73699, -93.92439   (decimal degrees)
42°44'13" N, 93°55'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/424333/4732022 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eagle Grove
Inventory number
BH 55875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Boone River (25)
Built 1900 (897)
Built during 1900s (6,710)
Goldfield, Iowa (4)
Iowa (6,149)
Lost (21,203)
Lost 1922 (51)
Lost during 1920s (372)
N.M. Stark & Co. (42)
Pin-connected (3,654)
Pratt through truss (4,864)
Pratt truss (8,468)
Replaced by new bridge (13,976)
Through truss (13,803)
Truss (30,880)
Wright County, Iowa (31)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 13, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • May 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date & builder.
  • March 23, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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