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Wapsipinicon 200th Street bridge


From the West

Oh-oh looks like more permanent barricades are in place now.

Photo taken by Don Morrison in July 2013


BH Photo #260188



Bridge still seems in reasonably good condition after the 2013 flooding.


Pratt pony truss bridge over Wapsipinicion River on 200th Street
Howard County, Iowa
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1904
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
200th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.22746, -92.53081   (decimal degrees)
43°13'39" N, 92°31'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/538101/4786181 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 97 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 17
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
IA 182000 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.1 (out of 100)
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Built 1904 (562)
Built during 1900s (7,257)
Closed (2,666)
Howard County, Iowa (25)
Iowa (6,530)
Lally columns (312)
One-lane traffic (7,614)
Owned by county (20,859)
Pony truss (16,245)
Pratt pony truss (3,654)
Pratt truss (9,352)
Skewed (4,915)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,104)
Structurally deficient (14,098)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,598)
Truss (32,984)
Wapsipinicon River (77)
Wooden deck (6,074)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2018: Updated by Don Morrison: Renamed bridge to specify waterway crossed
  • July 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Lally columns", "Wapsipinicon River"
  • July 21, 2013: New photos from Don Morrison
  • June 19, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed to traffic


  • Luke
  • Don Morrison


200th Street Bridge
Posted June 19, 2012, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

A few pictures of this bridge over the Wapsi at 200th street.

The bridge is closed to traffic at this time.

It has a flat deck with wood rails for the east approach, which also is partially over the stream. The bearings for the truss are mounted on pilings. The bridge is at a bend in the river, so erosion at the east end on the outside of the bend may be the reason for the closing.

The Wapsipinicon is a small stream this far north, and this bridge crosses it, not a branch.

Both bridge plaques are missing.

This is a nice tranquil little area surrounding the bridge.