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Montour Bowstring Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #449727

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on Montour RFD 1
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Also called
Orford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98687, -92.69973   (decimal degrees)
41°59'13" N, 92°41'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/524873/4648361 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bowstring through truss (309)
Bowstring truss (619)
Iowa (6,695)
Iowa River (134)
Lost (26,863)
Pin-connected (4,195)
Replaced by new bridge (18,233)
Tama County, Iowa (108)
Through truss (15,963)
Truss (34,248)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (422)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 3, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builder per HAER article on another bridge
  • June 13, 2019: New photo from Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com