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Oakville Bridge

Photos 

Photograph courtesy of the Louisa County Historical Society

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BH Photo #355025

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Location
Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1895, Collapsed 1941 after an overweight grain truck crossed; Replaced 1947
Builders
- J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co. of Iowa City, Iowa (Contractor)
- John Aloysius Green of Stone City, Iowa (Substructure)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Engineer/Truss Fabricator)
Design
Camelback through truss
Also called
Yellow Banks Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10197, -91.06281   (decimal degrees)
41°06'07" N, 91°03'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/662673/4551885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakville
Inventory number
BH 52329 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2019: Updated by Luke: Refined cause of collapse
  • July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted 1941 Collapse
  • April 27, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added substructure contractor
  • June 14, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • January 13, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • May 2, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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