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Iola Bowstring

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #464928

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Neosho River? on Road
Location
Iola, Allen County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Guesstimate given that King had a short-lived branch in Iola) [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.92198, -95.42681   (decimal degrees)
37°55'19" N, 95°25'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/286691/4199935 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 24 S., R. 18 E., Sec. 27
Inventory number
BH 87787 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: changed type from Baltimore to Bowstring based on image
  • January 13, 2020: New photo from Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Iola Bowstring
Posted January 14, 2020, by Luke

King is the only recorded manufacturer I've found, but they only built in Iola from 1871-1872, after which they moved to Topeka, and after failing there they abandoned their Kansas/non-Ohio operations entirely.

Iola Bowstring
Posted January 14, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

While your assumption of King is logical, reasonable and probable; the rigging and arch seem too delicate to be a King to me.

Although it has certain CBW qualities, I doubt its them; was anyone else in the area making bridges? Were early Kings that light weight?

Regards,

Art S.