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Orr Bridge

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Boyer River on 290th Street
Location
Harrison County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by a tornado in May 1999, later removed. Road now abandoned
History
Built in ca. 1910 either in KS or MO, relocated here in 1950. Destroyed by a tornado on 16 May, 1999, later removed.
Design
Pennsylvania through truss with Town Lattice portal bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 223.1 ft.
Total length: 224.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.3 ft.
Also called
Boyer River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58979, -95.82853   (decimal degrees)
41°35'23" N, 95°49'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/264237/4608096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beebeetown
Land survey
T. 78 N., R. 43 W., Sec. 6
Inventory numbers
IA 177540 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1998)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 32.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
30

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Changed the name of the bridge to reflect on the local name; added information on the structure
  • September 20, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been removed.

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Orr Bridge - Mystery Bridge of the Orr Bridge in Harrison Co, IA