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River Road Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #272056

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on River Road
Location
Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1866-8; Repaired 1910; Closed & Repaired by Weldon Bros 1977; Closed for Final Time 1981; Replaced 1983
Builders
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Original Fabrication) [also known as King Bridge Co.]
- Weldon Brothers Construction Co. of Iowa Falls, Iowa (1977 Repairs)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 139.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Also called
14th Avenue Bridge
East River Bridge
Eldora Bowstring Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.35515, -93.08065   (decimal degrees)
42°21'19" N, 93°04'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/493357/4689212 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eldora
Inventory number
BH 58368 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added imagery, builder, and loss date
  • October 10, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

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