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Hawkeye UHPC Bridge

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Description 

Built in the 1100 block of Deacon Avenue using Korean ultra-high performance concrete.

This bridge is the first in the United States to be constructed using this material.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Little Wapsipinicon River Tributary on Deacon Avenue
Location
Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2015
Builders
- Buchanan County Secondary Roads Department of Independence, Iowa
- Korea Institute of Civil Engineering & Building Technology of Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
- University of Iowa Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology of Iowa City, Iowa
Design
Korean Ultra-High Performance Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 52.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62626, -92.02283   (decimal degrees)
42°37'35" N, 92°01'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/580128/4719775 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "First of its kind"