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25th street Upper Iowa River Bridge

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Looking west

That road has a sign indicating that it is impassable during high water.

Photo taken by Don Morrison in September 2012

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #239792

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Description 

The existing steel stringer bridge is almost certainly not the 1880 bridge or a 1980 rehab of it. I used the NBI data because I don't yet have information on what the original 1880 bridge was. It was probably an iron truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Upper Iowa River on Local 25th Street
Location
Howard County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880; rehabilitated 1980
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 113.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.47969, -92.33546   (decimal degrees)
43°28'47" N, 92°20'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/553741/4814300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lime Springs
Inventory numbers
IA 183840 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 53596 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 42.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
25

Categories 

19th Century (6,225)
Beam (12,268)
Built 1880 (151)
Built during 1880s (1,649)
Howard County, Iowa (22)
Iowa (5,823)
Open (36,888)
Owned by county (18,920)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,735)
Steel stringer (4,840)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,701)
Upper Iowa River (31)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Upper Iowa River"

Sources 

  • Don Morrison