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Bevington Bridge, Spanning Middle River at Warren Street, Bevington, Madison County, IA



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Location
Spanning Middle River at Warren Street, Bevington, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-37
Building/structure dates: 1882 initial construction
Significance: Built in 1884 in the crossroads town of Bevington, this wagon bridge consists of a pin-connected through truss, with iron cylinder piers and timber stringer approaches. This 102-foot channel span features typical 1880s Pratt configuration and pin-connected detailing. Bevington Bridge is significant as one of the last remaining examples in Madison County from what was once an extensive group of 19th century trusses, a well-preserved illustration of wrought iron truss construction.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SHOWING SOUTH PORTAL OF BRIDGE, WITH BEVINGTON IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
2. VIEW SHOWING SOUTH PORTAL AND WEST WEB OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. VIEW SHOWING WEST WEB OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
4. VIEW SHOWING EAST WEB OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH PORTAL AND WEST WEB OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
7. VIEW SHOWING WEST WEB AND NORTH PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
8. VIEW SHOWING NORTH PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
9. VIEW OF DECK OF BRIDGE, SHOWING VERTICALS, UPPER CHORDS, DIAGONALS AND UPPER LATERAL BRACING, LOOKING SOUTH
10. VIEW OF UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING FLOOR BEAMS, STRINGERS, LOWER LATERAL BRACING AND STEEL CYLINDER PIER, LOOKING SOUTH
11. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER CHORD CONNECTION AT HIP PANEL, LOOKING EAST
12. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER CHORD CONNECTION AT TYPICAL VERTICAL, LOOKING EAST
13. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST-IRON DIAGONAL CONNECTOR, LOOKING EAST
14. DETAIL VIEW OF DECK AND TYPICAL VERTICAL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
15. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER CHORD CONNECTION AT HIP PANEL, LOOKING WEST
16. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER CHORD CONNECTION AT TYPICAL VERTICAL, LOOKING WEST
17. DETAIL VIEW OF STEEL CYLINDER PIER, LOOKING EAST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED BEARING SHOE AND STEEL CYLINDER PIER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST


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