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Ellingson Bridge

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Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Ellingson Bridge Road
Location
Allamakee County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Imported to this location from Mitchell County in 1939 replacing a wooden bridge; destroyed during the relocation process in 1994; later replaced.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin connected Whipple through truss bridge with Town Lattice portal bracings
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 138.1 ft.
Total length: 277.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.36751, -91.57732   (decimal degrees)
43°22'03" N, 91°34'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/615267/4802609 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
IA 62960 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 43878 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1990)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
30

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added GPS
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Relocated", "Upper Iowa River", "Wooden deck", "One-lane traffic", "Wrought Iron Bridge Company"
  • January 12, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke