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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1984 (footbridge)
Martensdale vicinity, Iowa, USA (Zo-El Annett Woods)
Bridgemeister ID:1866
O'Donnell ID:527
Coordinates:N 41.395367 W 93.698733
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Iowa Youth Conservation Corp
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~120f
  • Lisa Youngblut writes: "My husband and his summer crew, the Iowa Youth Conservation Corp, built this bridge in the summer 1984. They used spades, shovels, hammers and nails, a handsaw and a brace and bit. Half of the materials, including 4 yards of concrete, were shipped to the other side of the ravine on a zip line. The cement was bucket brigaded from the zip line to the piling and the anchors."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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