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Boone Bridge

Photos 

Iowa Department of Transportation

View this photo at historicalphotos.iowadot.gov

BH Photo #255674

Map 

Video 

HwyRelocation from Iowa DOT on Vimeo.

Lincoln Highway Relocation

The Iowa Highway Commission made this film in 1960 to promote the urgency of rebuilding Iowa's highways.

Iowa Department of Transportation

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Lincoln Highway
Location
Boone County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928; replaced 2000
Builders
- A. Olson Construction Co. of Waterloo, Iowa (Contractor)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
2 200' Parker through trusses
2 120'. Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 647.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lincoln Highway Des Moines River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.04344, -93.93270   (decimal degrees)
42°02'36" N, 93°55'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/422808/4655019 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boone West
Land survey
T. 84 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 36
Inventory numbers
IA 15420 (Iowa bridge number)
NRHP 98000761 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1999)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
1,840

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder + image
  • March 30, 2015: New video from Luke
  • March 29, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Fixed name
  • May 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS and Added Bridge Data, Added to Lincoln Highway Category

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