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Military Road Bridge


Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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BH Photo #276122


Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Maquoketa River on Military Road
Monticello, Jones County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1873; Relocated to Buffalo Creek 1930; Moved to a park in 1985
- James Milne of Scotch Grove, Iowa (Substructure)
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Bowstring through truss
Also called
Fremont Mill Bridge (1930 Location)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.24385, -91.17972   (decimal degrees)
42°14'38" N, 91°10'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/650177/4678455 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 59958 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added category "Military Road"
  • May 19, 2021: Updated by Doug K: Removed category "Military Road"
  • June 13, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 26, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • February 26, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 



Military Road Bridge
Posted May 20, 2021, by Luke

Back in Ye Olde Times, roads constructed by the military for the ease of troop movements were called Military Roads.

This (And several other entries on the site) were part of said "Military Road" "system"

Monticello Bridge
Posted November 5, 2014, by Luke

There really ought to be a "status" tied to the relocated category.

Same goes for "in storage" category

"Replaced but relocated elsewhere"

"Replaced but placed into storage"

Monticello Bridge
Posted November 5, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This looks to be a historic photo of the now Fremont Mill Bridge at it's original location on the Military Road in Monticello... So, technically it's not lost!