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Urbana Bridge

Photos 

31st Avenue Trail Bridge

View from the boat ramp

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken August 6, 2013

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BH Photo #261975

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on 31st Avenue Trail
Location
Benton County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists; supports still stand
History
Built 1878; Two spans lost to ice 1937 & Replaced; Replaced 1969
Builder
- Ottumwa Bridge Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa (1937 Spans)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
31st Avenue Trail Bridge
Shellsburg-Urbana Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.18934, -91.88173   (decimal degrees)
42°11'22" N, 91°52'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/592337/4671404 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Center Point NW
Inventory number
BH 57367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,886)
Beam (14,380)
Benton County, Iowa (70)
Built 1878 (78)
Built during 1870s (996)
Cedar River (Minnesota-Iowa) (122)
Have street view (25,415)
Iowa (6,191)
Lally columns (299)
Lost (22,271)
Lost 1969 (57)
Lost during 1960s (616)
Ottumwa Bridge Co. (4)
Pratt through truss (5,006)
Pratt truss (8,741)
Through truss (14,046)
Truss (31,237)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Refined build date from vauge "1870s" to "1878"
  • September 14, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typos
  • September 14, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted 1937 spans & their builder
  • August 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Lally columns"
  • August 6, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • July 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type & number of spans
  • July 26, 2013: Added by Dave King

Sources 

Comments 

Urbana Bridge
Posted September 15, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Luke, as always, you're welcome !

Urbana Bridge
Posted September 15, 2019, by Luke

Also I vote that Melissa make the picture of the bridge the default image.

(Thanks Melissa, as always!)

Urbana Bridge
Posted September 13, 2019, by Luke

Trying to track down a picture, I came across this article

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/548497480/

I also believe this article has a picture of the bridge.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/547156313/