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Nishnabotna River Bridge



Through truss bridge over Nishnabotna River on Fair River Road
Cass County, Iowa
No longer exists
Built ca.1900
Looks like a pin-connected Pratt through truss with 9 panels
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 200.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43500, -94.99459   (decimal degrees)
41°26'06" N, 94°59'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/333355/4588968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 36 W., Sec. 28
Inventory numbers
IA 101100 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2016: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been removed
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from pony to through truss.
  • April 28, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth


Nishnabotna River Bridge
Posted July 1, 2013, by Dave Darby (dwdarby [at] aol [dot] com)

If you look at this bridge in Birds Eye view on Bing maps, you can see barricades. So definitely closed to traffic. Also, with the wooden deck, I would question it being built in 1941. It looks late 1800s to me. I will be down that way soon, and will try to get a closer look, and some photos of it, and then I will report back