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Caven Bridge


North Fork Maquoketa River Bridge

View of the north side.

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 18, 2013


BH Photo #260022

Street View 


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Maquoketa River on 60th Avenue
Jackson County, Iowa
No longer exists
Built ca. 1900; Removed 2021
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 108.9 ft.
Total length: 159.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Also called
North Fork Maquoketa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.18265, -90.83923   (decimal degrees)
42°10'58" N, 90°50'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/678441/4672316 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leisure Lake
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 1 E.
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
IA 193150 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "A-frame portal"; removed redundant category "A-frame portals"
  • May 8, 2022: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 7, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to lost per forum post
  • July 20, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed to Pratt truss
  • July 19, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • January 23, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Adjusted the information


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Caven Bridge
Posted May 8, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sad to see it go.

North Fork Maquoketa River Bridge
Posted May 7, 2022, by Troy Knox (Troyjknox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just saw a report that this bridge was removed in November of 2021. It also had the local name of Caven bridge which is what the water trails map for the area calls it. The poster approved my sharing of the photo.

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