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Prairie Bridge

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1974 Steel Arch Bridge

As seen from the Iowa landing of the old 1932 suspension bridge.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in October 2010

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BH Photo #183807

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Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Mississippi River on US 18 between Marquette and Prairie du Chien
Location
Marquette, Clayton County, Iowa, and Crawford County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1974
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 462.3 ft.
Total length: 2,561.8 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 23.3 ft.
Also called
Marquette-Joliet Bridge
Marquette Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04390, -91.17759   (decimal degrees)
43°02'38" N, 91°10'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/648437/4767301 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prairie du Chien
Inventory numbers
IA 20515 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2013)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
8,100

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 23, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added common name and alt. names,
  • October 29, 2010: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • August 2, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith

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Prairie Bridge
Posted June 11, 2012, by Spanfan (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] comn)

The old bridge kind of looks like the old Silver Bridge in Ohio, except for the eyebars.