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Blood Run Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101798

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Blood Run Creek on Oak Avenue north of Livermore
Location
Humboldt County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by collision; road later abandoned
History
Built 1901 by the Marshalltown Bridge & Iron Works; destroyed 2003 in car accident
Builder
- Marshalltown Bridge & Iron Works of Marshalltown, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 78.0 ft.
Total length: 78.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.87610, -94.17858   (decimal degrees)
42°52'34" N, 94°10'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/403742/4747730 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Joseph
Inventory numbers
IA 185210 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13653 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge no longer exists. Road has now become a sackgasse since the accident in 2003
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

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

Comments 

Blood Run Bridge
Posted May 13, 2010, by Jay Rush

The county did replace the bridge.

Blood Run Bridge
Posted January 16, 2010, by Don

Did they replace the bridge or is it just a dead end now?