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Wapsipinicon River Bridge

Photos 

East Portal

These five photos are of a makeshift suspension bridge built at the site of the old bridge. Nothing remains of the truss to photograph, except the former road leading to it.

Photo taken by Don Morrison in July 2013

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BH Photo #260182

Map 

Description 

Bridge was apparently damaged by a farm vehicle collision and completely removed in the year 2000.

The makeshift suspension bridge is apparently gone per satellite view.

Possibly to be replaced.

From http://www.crescotimes.com/news/howard-county-bridge-road-pr...

Contracted Projects There is a possibility AF-39 (by Wapsi Produce) will be worked on this summer. The old bridge collapsed and was removed in 2000. The new Afton Township bridge will be 201 ft. x 24 ft. It is estimated to cost just under $1 million.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on 180th Street
Location
Howard County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced; Replacement possible
History
Built 1904, collapsed and removed 2000; possibly to be replaced 2018 - 2019
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.1 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.25542, -92.53673   (decimal degrees)
43°15'20" N, 92°32'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/537603/4789284 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Riceville
Land survey
T. 97 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 6
Inventory numbers
IA 181930 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1904 (561)
Built during 1900s (7,227)
Howard County, Iowa (25)
Iowa (6,509)
Lost (24,754)
Lost 2000 (389)
Lost during 2000s (4,186)
Owned by county (20,786)
Pony truss (16,187)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,077)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,174)
Truss (32,804)
Wapsipinicon River (77)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2018: Updated by Don Morrison: Potential replacement pending
  • July 21, 2013: New photos from Don Morrison
  • February 9, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been removed.

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Don Morrison