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Iowa Junction Mystery Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923; Courtesy of the Columbus Junction Public Library

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Map 

Description 

Iowa Junction was the location of the wye where the Muscatine-Montezuma and Iowa City-Iowa Junction lines of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad joined.

Either this is the bridge over the English River due south of the wye, or a pre-1894 version of the bridge at River Junction, the only bridge across the Iowa River in the immediate area until Iowa Highway 22 was already built.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over English River on Red Ball Route
Location
Washington County, Iowa, and Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48110, -91.54196   (decimal degrees)
41°28'52" N, 91°32'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621728/4593192 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91431 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Iowa (6,562)
Johnson County, Iowa (202)
Lost (25,668)
Mystery (87)
Owned by county (21,024)
Pin-connected (3,978)
Pony truss (16,385)
Pratt pony truss (3,694)
Pratt through truss (5,513)
Pratt truss (9,476)
Replaced by new bridge (17,325)
Through truss (15,415)
Truss (33,355)
Washington County, Iowa (132)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2020: Added by Luke