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Bobtown Bridge

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Hawkeye Avenue
Location
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1876; Replaced 1919
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Hawkeye Avenue Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51265, -94.20359   (decimal degrees)
42°30'46" N, 94°12'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/401124/4707399 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Dodge North
Inventory number
BH 67918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,964)
Built 1876 (97)
Built during 1870s (1,006)
Des Moines River (226)
Fort Dodge, Iowa (29)
Iowa (6,249)
Lost (22,652)
Lost 1919 (33)
Lost during 1910s (441)
One-lane traffic (7,545)
Owned by city (4,990)
Pin-connected (3,720)
Pratt through truss (5,062)
Pratt truss (8,827)
Replaced by new bridge (15,116)
Through truss (14,201)
Truss (31,428)
Webster County, Iowa (86)
Wooden deck (6,012)
Wrought Iron (384)

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2015: Updated by Luke: Merged info from the replacement bridge's HAER document.
  • June 2, 2015: Added by Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke