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Branch Yellow River Bridge

Photos 

Approaching the bridge from the west

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #212680

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Branch Yellow River on Smithfield Drive
Location
Allamakee County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1950; replaced 2021
Design
Pratt through truss bridge with M-frame portal bracing and riveted connections. Beams are H-shaped
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.15050, -91.44218   (decimal degrees)
43°09'02" N, 91°26'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626665/4778705 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rossville
Land survey
T. 96 N., R. 5 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
60
Inventory numbers
IA 61290 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2021: Updated by Dave King: Added category "5-panel truss"
  • April 16, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to lost per forum post
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "M-frame portal", "H-beams"
  • September 5, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
  • April 5, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Branch Yellow River Bridge
Posted April 16, 2021, by Troy Knox (troyjknox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This was posted by Kayla Klingeman to a Facebook group I am part of today. This bridge is now gone and the replacement process has started.

Branch Yellow River Bridge
Posted April 2, 2021, by Luke

I'd err on the side that it's correct.

Branch Yellow River Bridge
Posted April 1, 2021, by Troy Knox (troyjknox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have heard this bridge is slated for replacement in 2021 bit the only mention I have been able to find was in the 2020 DOT planning report. Has anyone heard this or is the source I have heard from incorrect?

Branch Yellow River Bridge
Posted March 27, 2021, by Troy Knox (troyjknox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have heard this bridge is slated for replacement in 2021 bit the only mention I have been able to find was in the 2020 DOT planning report. Has anyone heard this or is the source I have heard from incorrect?