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Free Bridge (1860)

Photos 

Published in Volume 8 of the 1927 series of The Palimpsest.

Courtesy of the Iowa State Historical Society

BH Photo #513564

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Iowa River on Burlington Street
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1860, Collapsed 1863 due to a herd of cattle, Replaced 1864
Builder
- Prather & Ealy of Iowa City, Iowa
Design
Howe through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65793, -91.54082   (decimal degrees)
41°39'29" N, 91°32'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621492/4612826 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95509 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2021: New photos from Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke