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Great River Road Bridge

Photo 

Great River Road Bridge

View from the Great River Road bridge looking south

Photo taken by Dave King; August 1, 2013

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BH Photo #261604

Description 

Abutment sitting midstream suggests that the east end of the bridge washed out.

Mork Bridge? Land was owned by one Lars Johnson Mork in 1896. http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/a...

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Turkey River on Old alignment of what is now Great River Road
Location
Fayette County, Iowa
Status
Appears to be only an abutment/wingwall remaining midstream
History
Removed1982
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.03778, -91.76779   (decimal degrees)
43°02'16" N, 91°46'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/600374/4765746 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Festina
Inventory number
BH 57342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Fayette County, Iowa (107)
Iowa (6,794)
Lost (28,561)
Lost 1982 (113)
Lost during 1980s (1,533)
Replaced by new bridge (19,427)
Through truss (16,834)
Truss (35,523)
Turkey River (Iowa) (27)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • July 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Shadow cast in historic aerial imagery identifies the bridge as a through truss
  • July 24, 2013: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Turkey River (Iowa)"

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Comments 

Great River Road Bridge
Posted July 25, 2013, by Don Morrison

So, it appears that the bank behind the abutment eroded after the bridge was removed.

Thanks for finding that imagery.

Great River Road Bridge
Posted July 25, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The aerial imagery shows construction equipment fo rthe new bridge in the 80s imagery:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=600414&y0=...

and this bridge gone in the 90s imagery:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=600414&y0=...

So I'm going to make the conjecture that the old bridge was removed after the current bridge was built in 82