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Nashua Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #267560

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
Location
Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1878; Shifted onto new piers 1916; Replaced 1921
Builders
- Day Laborers (1916 Substructure)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.0 ft.
Total length: 308.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.95520, -92.53527   (decimal degrees)
42°57'19" N, 92°32'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/537907/4755944 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nashua
Inventory number
BH 55429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added build date per article; Added builder per design cues.
  • April 20, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 9, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added length + historical info
  • February 2, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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