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Sumner Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 1998 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101821

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Destruction of Sumner Avenue Bridge, Humboldt IA

Destruction of Sumner Avenue Bridge, Humboldt IA on May 1, 2014.

Video Source: City of Humboldt

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Facts 

Overview
Three-span concrete arch bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Sumner Avenue in Humboldt
Location
Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1919; rebabilitated in 2005; Replaced 2014
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 296.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.72094, -94.22143   (decimal degrees)
42°43'15" N, 94°13'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/399993/4730549 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Humboldt
Land survey
Twp. 91 N., R. 29 W., Sec. 1
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
3,720
Inventory numbers
IA 6140 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13664 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2014: New video from Nathan Holth
  • August 5, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • March 7, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Fixed build date
  • September 17, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: replacement in 2012/13
  • July 31, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • May 1, 2010: Updated by Jay Rush: added twp & range
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

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

Comments 

Sumner Avenue Bridge
Posted September 17, 2010, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Latest update on the Sumner Ave. Bridge:

http://www.humboldtnews.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=6947...

Apparently building a similar bridge to replace the current structure fell through the roof so the next option is to either rehabilitate the structure or downright replace it with a concrete bridge. No further decision has been made yet as the debate goes on regarding the bridge's future. But it will come soon enough. Stay tuned.