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Lincoln Highway Wapsipinicon River Bridge


The west approach

This is the second of three generations of the Lincoln Highway that carried the highway between Calamus and Wheatland across this wetland area of the Wapsipinicon River. The original 1913 alignment is to the right, off in the woods. Original concrete paving is extant in the woods and bridge abutments can still be seen to the east of this bridge. Just a few yards to the south, modern US 30 replaced this highway, now a county road.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2004

BH Photo #112618

Street View 


Two-span pony plate girder bridge over Wapsipinicon River on 235th Street (former Lincoln Highway)
Clinton County, Iowa
Built ca. 1930
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83250, -90.80950   (decimal degrees)
41°49'57" N, 90°48'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/681891/4633498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 11
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
IA 121690 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 31, 2018: Updated by Luke: Closed per NBI; Per articles in the DeWitt Observer, county is looking at either replacing or vacating
  • August 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 27, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • March 1, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke