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Ketchum Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Skunk River
Location
Henry County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.95960, -91.62800   (decimal degrees)
40°57'35" N, 91°37'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/615459/4535178 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lockridge East
Inventory number
BH 53256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Henry County, Iowa (52)
Iowa (6,794)
Lost (28,561)
Skunk River (33)
Through truss (16,834)
Truss (35,523)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed description as Don's "guess" is correct.
  • August 26, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Skunk River"

Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • Luke

Comments 

Ketchum Bridge
Posted August 27, 2012, by Don Morrison

Thanks, Luke.

I knew a bridge crossed where the lally column is, and it was a pretty safe guess as to the name of that bridge, but the only documentation I could cite was internet imagery and an old map with the landowner's name spelled "Ketcham". I therefore left a degree of uncertainty in the description.

Ketchum Bridge
Posted August 26, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Considering the pin is on a lally column, I'd say you found where the bridge used to cross.