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IA939 Wapsipinicon River Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Buchanan County Historical Society

BH Photo #257190

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Wapsipinicon River on 1st Street W in Independence
Location
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917; rehabilitated 1986
Builders
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
- Widell & Co. of Mankato, Minnesota (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 255.9 ft.
Deck width: 43.0 ft.
Also called
1st Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46858, -91.89499   (decimal degrees)
42°28'07" N, 91°53'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590840/4702395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
10,900
Inventory numbers
IA 15820 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Hawkeye Highway"
  • July 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is a closed spandrel Arch
  • July 2, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • June 23, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • June 17, 2011: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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1st Street Bridge
Posted June 17, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Here is a historical article about this bridge's construction.