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Burlington Street Bowstring

Photos 

Postcard

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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BH Photo #229154

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on Burlington Street
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1871, Replaced 1915.
Builder
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring 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)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory number
BH 49247 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builder and date
  • February 7, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 7, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • November 7, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Collapsed in 1863 due to a herd of cattle, but was placed back on piers
  • August 16, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 6, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 6, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date and corrected lost date
  • July 29, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: It's a bowstring!

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs