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Waverly Junction Bridge, Spanning Shell Rock River at Country Road, Waverly, Bremer County, IA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Shell Rock River at Country Road, Waverly vicinity, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-38
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Significance: Fabricated and erected in 1911, the Waverly Junction Bridge (called locally Dix's Bridge) ranks among Iowa's earliest rigid-connected highway trusses. The structure's concrete-filled steel cylinder piers, curved portal knee braces, and threaded-rod lateral bracing are typical features of pinned trusses generally built prior to 1910. The composition of the bridge's web members, their connecting gusset plates and the method of field-bolting, on the other hand, are representative of early rigid-connected trusses. These features distinguish the Waverly Junction Bridge as a transitional between the two technologies: a significant and uncommon structure in Iowa's bridge building history.

Subjects
Bridges


Related Names
McRoberts, William T.
Waterloo Construction Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND SHELL ROCK RIVER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND COUNTY ROAD, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
3. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, WITH TIMBER STRINGER WEST APPROACH IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING EAST
4. VIEW OF SOUTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW OF SOUTH WEB AND EAST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
6. VIEW SHOWING WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DECK, SHOWING VERTICALS, DIAGONALS AND UPPER CHORDS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. VIEW SHOWING WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
9. VIEW OF UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING LOWER CHORDS AND FLOOR SYSTEM, LOOKING NORTH
10. DETAIL VIEW OF TYPICAL LOWER CHORD/VERTICAL CONNECTION, LOOKING EAST
11. VIEW OF CONCRETE-FILLED STEEL CYLINDER PIERS AT TRUSS WEST END, LOOKING SOUTH
12. DETAIL VIEW OF STEEL CYLINDER PIERS AND TYPICAL TRUSS-BEARING SHOE, LOOKING SOUTH
13. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP OF STEEL CYLINDER PIER, SHOWING INSCRIPTION IN CONCRETE BY W. T. McROBERTS, LOOKING NORTH
14. DETAIL VIEW OF DECK, SHOWING TYPICAL VERTICAL AND DIAGONALS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
15. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING TYPICAL TIMBER PILE BENT AND DECK OF TIMBER STRINGER WEST APPROACH, LOOKING SOUTH
16. DETAIL VIEW OF UPPER CHORD/HIP VERTICAL CONNECTION, LOOKING EAST


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