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Artesian Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken for the NRHP

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BH Photo #502822

Map 

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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