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Lincoln Highway Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Old)



Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Lincoln Highway
Clinton County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1896, Replaced 1930; Removed in the 1950s
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Pennsylvania through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83230, -90.81075   (decimal degrees)
41°49'56" N, 90°48'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/681788/4633473 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 54920 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 16, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Wooden deck"
  • June 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • June 19, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Howe lattice portal bracing"
  • June 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • December 15, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: corrected county
  • December 15, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Old Lincoln Highway Wapsipinicon River Bridge
Posted June 20, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

After fiddling with the image a bit, I'm thinking 1886.

The first digit must be a "1".

The second could be either an "8" or a "9". I'm pretty sure I see a line that's slopes from the upper left to the lower right - making it an "8".

The third seem pretty clearly an "8" to me, with a line crossing in the center.

The fourth digit has a curve to the left from the top to the bottom - making in either a "6" or a "0". It looks to me like on the right the line curves in to intersect at the center making it a "6".

Here is the clearest of my "enhanced" images, cropped for just that area of the plaque.