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Bayertown Road Bridge

F. W. Kent Park Half Hip Pony Truss Bridge

Bayertown Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 10, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rod Dunlap Memorial Bridge Trail Over F. W. Kent Park Lake
Location
Rural: Johnson County, Iowa: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
35 Feet (11 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Introduction

This webpage and narrative you are currently viewing is for one of the seven historic bridges that have been relocated to F. W. Kent Park on the Rod Dunlap Memorial Bridge Trail. This page provides a discussion of the individual bridge. Please also view the Dane Road Bridge page which includes a general overview discussion of F. W. Kent Park on the Rod Dunlap Memorial Bridge Trail. The map on this page shows F. W. Kent Park with all seven bridges labeled. You can click on the name of a bridge to switch to a particular bridge's page. Visit the official page for the park here. If you want to view an enlarged version of the bridge map to the left, click here.

About The Bridge

This bridge was previously located on Bayertown Road crossing Dirty Face Creek in Liberty Township. With only two panels, this is the least number of panels that a Pratt truss can have. As such, this is a short bridge with an estimated length of 35 feet. The bridge was reportedly built by the King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, a prolific bridge builder in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This bridge is a traditionally composed example of its type. Little bridges like this are often overlooked for preservation because of their small size. As such, this is a rare example of such a small bridge being preserved. While preserving large bridges is important, it is also important to preserve small bridges like this one to ensure that a complete picture of our nation's transportation past is kept alive.

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