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Artesian Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken for the NRHP

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BH Photo #502822

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Artesian Road
Location
Marion, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by collision with empty grain semi
History
Built 1889; Destroyed 1998; Replaced 1999
Builders
- J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co. of Iowa City, Iowa
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 101.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.07927, -91.56196   (decimal degrees)
42°04'45" N, 91°33'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/618948/4659578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marion
Land survey
T. 84 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
IA 221395 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 40649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed truss type based on Luke's discovery of misidentification between this and the Otis Road Bridge.
  • August 12, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • February 7, 2021: Updated by Luke: Updated cause of loss
  • October 15, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • August 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder + image
  • March 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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