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Butler Bridge (1885)


Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923


BH Photo #269880


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Johnson County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1885; Replaced 1932
- J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co. of Iowa City, Iowa
Pratt through truss
Also called
Dubuque Street Bridge (1885)
Red Ball Route Iowa River Bridge
Red Ball Route Butler Bridge
Diagonal Trail Iowa River Bridge
US218 Butler Bridge (1885)
Burlington Way Butler Bridge
Butler's Landing Bridge
US218 Iowa River Bridge (1885)
Burlington Way Iowa River Bridge
Diagonal Trail Butler Bridge
Butler's Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.69403, -91.54688   (decimal degrees)
41°41'39" N, 91°32'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/620920/4616826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory number
BH 58731 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • December 11, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • November 7, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Butler Bridge (1885)
Posted October 13, 2021, by Luke

Thanks to Nathan discovering that the Internet Archive (A great resource for a lot of historical stuff, not just BH research.) had post-1923 Engineering News-Records, I have discovered that the Jayne span lasted all the way to the 30s.

However... This Jayne span matches those at Betram.

Jayne was notorious for rebranding Stupp spans, and they don't match Stupp's designs AFAIK.