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Fonda Bridge

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The bridge this entry is for is in the background of the postcard

Photo Provided by Bree Anne Buckley

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BH Photo #273782

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Bridge Street.
Location
Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891; Replaced ?
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
5-panel,pinned Pratt through truss
Pony truss (could be a Parker or polygonal Warren pony)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.58172, -94.85056   (decimal degrees)
42°34'54" N, 94°51'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/348142/4716026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fonda
Inventory number
BH 59564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,316)
Built 1891 (241)
Built during 1890s (3,186)
Fonda, Iowa (3)
Iowa (6,789)
Lost (28,382)
One-lane traffic (7,832)
Pin-connected (4,677)
Pocahontas County, Iowa (24)
Pony truss (17,004)
Pratt through truss (6,044)
Pratt truss (10,279)
Replaced by new bridge (19,300)
Through truss (16,708)
Truss (35,374)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (441)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 11, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff and fixed typo.
  • October 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 4, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder + build date
  • February 5, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

Fonda Bridge
Posted October 11, 2021, by Luke

RE: Is this the right bridge? in the second photo's caption:

Yes. The pony is just obscured in the first postcard by a bush/tree.