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Sells Street Bridge

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Looking North As You Enter Shellsburg

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in April 2009

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BH Photo #136536

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Bear Creek on Sells Street in Shellsburg
Location
Shellsburg, Benton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Builder
- Alfred Vinall of Davenport, Iowa
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09337, -91.86934   (decimal degrees)
42°05'36" N, 91°52'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/593502/4660761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shellsburg
Inventory numbers
IA 10310 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 9.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
1,900

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • June 7, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
  • June 7, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • April 4, 2009: New photos from Quinn Phelan

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