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Shell Rock River Bridge

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west entrance

This bridge replaced a through truss bridge, whose dimensions were 122.3 ft x 16 ft. The older structure was destroyed in an automobile wreck.

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111025

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on 340th Street
Location
Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, and Worth County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Replaced in 2010
History
Built ca. 1950
Design
Pratt through truss with M-frame portal bracings and riveted connections.
Dimensions
Span length: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.25512, -93.12180   (decimal degrees)
43°15'18" N, 93°07'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/490113/4789153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grafton
Land survey
T. 97 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 5
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
80
Inventory numbers
IA 106470 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13097 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Riveted", "M-frame portal"
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Confirmed replacement of the bridge.
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • July 13, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is doomed or demolished.
  • May 1, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name
  • February 4, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith

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