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Lincoln Highway Wapsipinicon River Overflow Bridge

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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 berm is across the bridge and to the left. It crossed this alignment to the right. Original concrete paving is extant in the woods and the bridge abutments can still be seen to the east of this bridge. Modern US 30 replaced this highway, now a county road.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

BH Photo #113403

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Wapsipinicon River Overflow on 235th Street (former Lincoln Highway)
Location
Clinton County, Iowa
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built ca. 1930
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83245, -90.80725   (decimal degrees)
41°49'57" N, 90°48'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682078/4633497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheatland
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 12
Inventory numbers
IA 121700 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 32.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
100

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 6, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to "Curved" category
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • March 29, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed incorrect GPS data and bridge info

Sources 

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