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Essex Bowstring Bridge

Photos 

Essex circa 1910

Old Postcard View

BH Photo #378683

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Nishnabotna River East on North Avenue
Location
Essex, Page County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1874
Builders
- Ohio Bridge Co. of Cleveland (Plausible Builder)
- William Rezner (Plausible Builder)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.83680, -95.32361   (decimal degrees)
40°50'12" N, 95°19'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/304092/4523239 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shenandoah East
Inventory number
BH 75615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2021: Updated by Dave King: Added build date
  • October 31, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 28, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added plausible builder per consulting w/ Tony
  • May 15, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • February 12, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Essex Bowstring Bridge
Posted October 31, 2021, by Luke

Geoff, regardless of whether the bridge is a successor or a northerly bridge, it deserves its own entry.