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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
Through truss bridge over Branch Yellow River on Smithfield Drive
Location
Allamakee County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1950
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 2013)
60
Inventory numbers
IA 61290 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
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 

  • 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