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Washington Ave Crosses The Frozen Iowa River

It looks like the river makes a great snowmobile "freeway"

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in January 2009

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Overview
Arch bridge over Iowa River on Washington Avenue in Iowa Falls
Location
Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934
Builder
- Welden Brothers Construction Co. of Iowa Falls, Iowa
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 172.9 ft.
Total length: 380.3 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Also called
Iowa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51941, -93.27126   (decimal degrees)
42°31'10" N, 93°16'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477718/4707483 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa Falls West
Inventory numbers
IA 27000 (Iowa bridge number)
NRHP 98000518 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 13576 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
7,100

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 22, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Whoopsie wrong bridge
  • January 6, 2009: New photos from Quinn Phelan

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