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Bevington Bridge


View Showing South Portal Of Bridge, With Bevington In Background, Looking North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, February 1992, for HAER

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BH Photo #123620

Street View 


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on Waren Street in Bevington
Bevington, Madison County, Iowa, and Warren County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1884; replaced 1992
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Six panel, wrought iron, pin-connected Pratt through truss.

"Built in 1884 in the crossroads town of Bevington, this wagon bridge consists of a pin-connected through truss, with iron cylinder piers and timber stringer approaches. This 102-foot channel span features typical 1880s Pratt configuration and pin-connected detailing. Bevington Bridge is significant as one of the last remaining examples in Madison County from what was once an extensive group of 19th century trusses, a well-preserved illustration of wrought iron truss construction."

Clayton B. Fraser, Fraserdesign, Loveland, Colorado, for HAER, June 1992

Span length: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35930, -93.79038   (decimal degrees)
41°21'33" N, 93°47'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/433889/4578945 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Charles
Inventory number
BH 37400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: This one is long gone
  • July 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • September 11, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER IA-37 - Bevington Bridge
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com