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MoseMann Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by The Cedar Rapids Gazette

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BH Photo #352444

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Scales Bend Road
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1904; Removed 1959
Builder
- Iowa Bridge Co. (1902-193X) of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Also called
Scale's Bend Bridge
Mose Mann Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80689, -91.59645   (decimal degrees)
41°48'25" N, 91°35'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/616590/4629288 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ely
Inventory number
BH 61038 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (16,987)
Iowa (6,812)
Iowa Bridge Co. (1902-193X) (57)
Iowa River (138)
Johnson County, Iowa (220)
Lost (29,315)
Lost 1959 (97)
Lost during 1950s (942)
Pratt through truss (6,148)
Pratt truss (10,430)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,469)
Through truss (17,374)
Timber stringer (4,361)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,566)
Truss (36,150)
Wooden deck (6,188)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2021: New photos from Luke
  • April 25, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added imagery used with permission from The Gazette.
  • April 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added loss date + link to imagery
  • September 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added information
  • May 22, 2014: Added by Luke Harden