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US20 Boone River Bridge (Old)

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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Description 

Bid awarded May 3, 1894 for $7,749.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Boone River on US 20 (East 2nd Street)
Location
Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built 1894; Struck 1949; Replaced 1950
Builder
- A.H. Austin of Webster City, Iowa
Design
(2)7-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46925, -93.81054   (decimal degrees)
42°28'09" N, 93°48'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/433368/4702196 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster City
Inventory number
BH 55153 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed build date and added contract info.
  • March 11, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • February 3, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 10, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge was not built at the present US 20 freeway site. It was built on 2nd Street where US 20 once existed
  • January 8, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com