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East Soldier River Bridge

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Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #270810

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Description 

Replacement Contract: Project BROS-C024(110)--8J-24 120th St.: From South of Hwy. #141 to South of Hwy. #141 Bridge Replacement-PPCB

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over East Soldier River on 120th Street
Location
Crawford County, Iowa
Status
Replacement constructed in the spring of 2016. Bridge possibly saved.
Future prospects
Slated for replacement, anticipated let date October 2015. Bridge may be relocated to Nelson Park, Dow City.
History
Built 1945
Builders
- Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- H. Gene McKeown of Council Bluffs (engineer)
Design
Riveted Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 134.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.05762, -95.63401   (decimal degrees)
42°03'27" N, 95°38'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/282046/4659530 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ute
Land survey
T. 84 N., R. 41 W., Sec. 28
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
30
Inventory numbers
NRHP 98000798 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
IA 129750 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13243 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 25.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 22, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Update status... bridge may be relocated when its replaced.
  • June 9, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • September 23, 2014: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • November 22, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden

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East Soldier River Bridge
Posted August 2, 2016, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Any confirmation that this bridge was saved? Only item I could find in an Internet search was "A June 4 open house at Nelson Park will celebrate two new cabins and the installation of a new walking bridge." (http://www.dbrnews.com/rothe-new-nelson-park-ranger/article_a9d652a2-033b-11e6-8b00-b769f8c421b9.html) This jives with the time frame this bridge was taken down based on satellite imagery of the site from May 2016. The new 2016 satellite data does not cover the campgrounds west of Dow City.