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State Line Snowmobile Trail Bridge

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Portal and signage

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Photo taken by Don Morrison in July 2017

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

This bridge sits off a curve at the end of Main street in Florenceville, Iowa. The bridge is posted No Trespassing and Tree Farm, so it may have been built for vehicle access to the tree farm. It also has signage for a snowmobile trail, but seems wide enough for cars/pickups as well. The substructure is vertical I-beam bents.

From http://www.crescotimes.com/news/driftrunners-early-years

Also in 1994, the State Line Trail Bridge, 180 feet long and nine-and-one-half feet wide was built. It was located on the Cresco to Florenceville/Granger trail. Funds were also coming from the federal Department of Transportation under the National Recreation Trust Fund. The bridge connects a major trail change on the Florenceville to Lime Springs trail and the extensive trail systems of southeast Minnesota.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Upper Iowa River on State Line Snowmobile Trail
Location
Howard County, Iowa
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
Builder
- Howard County Driftrunners snowmobile club.
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.49994, -92.13964   (decimal degrees)
43°29'60" N, 92°08'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/569555/4816694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cresco NW
Inventory number
BH 77893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2021: Updated by Don Morrison: added build date and length and width
  • July 14, 2017: Added by Don Morrison

Sources 

  • Don Morrison

Comments 

State Line Snowmobile Trail Bridge
Posted July 14, 2017, by Don Morrison

I added this bridge today. If the community feels it isn't appropriate for this site because it may be modern, or whatever, feel free to remove it.

I do not know the build date or much other information about it, but I found it to be interesting.

I assume no loaded grain trucks will be driving over it anytime soon. If you're in the Upper Iowa river region, check it out!

Welcome to Iowa.