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Thunder Bridge

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Side view

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Thunder Bridge

Kind of a Spencer landmark. It's a 'through truss bridge' built in 1905. Wonder how many times I have driven over this bridge. Lots. Remember trying to catch salamanders under it. Didn't catch anything. Also tried fishing here once but no luck. Found lots of empty beer cans.

Video posted by Steve Johnston

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Street View 

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on 355th Street (Thunder Bridge Road) just off 4th Street in Spencer
Location
Spencer, Clay County, Iowa
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1905
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 180.5 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.14287, -95.17300   (decimal degrees)
43°08'34" N, 95°10'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/323290/4778972 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spencer
Inventory number
BH 13168 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2013: New video from Steve Johnston
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Wooden deck", "A-frame portal"
  • August 31, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 16, 2011: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 31, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Flickr - HDR
  • Steve Johnston