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Hills Bridge (E)

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Hills Bridge (E)

Iowa City Press-Citizen: December 28 1961

BH Photo #442829

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa River on 520th Street SE
Location
Hills, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1901; Destroyed by truck collision 1968; Re-set and later replaced in 1971.
Builder
- Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
520th Street SE Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55479, -91.51177   (decimal degrees)
41°33'17" N, 91°30'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/624108/4601416 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hills
Inventory number
BH 67159 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1901 (509)
Built during 1900s (6,748)
Destroyed by collision (71)
Hills, Iowa (4)
Iowa (6,177)
Iowa Bridge Co. (58)
Iowa River (129)
Johnson County, Iowa (174)
Lost (22,103)
Lost 1971 (59)
Lost during 1970s (585)
Pratt through truss (4,954)
Pratt truss (8,675)
Through truss (13,955)
Truss (31,116)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 24, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted 1968 collapse
  • June 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • April 21, 2015: Added by Luke

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