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CrandIC - Iowa Avenue Overpass


Photo taken by Douglas W. Jones

License: Public domain: Released by author

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BH Photo #241678

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Steel stringer bridge over Iowa Avenue on CIC Railroad
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1915
- B. J. Lambert of Iowa City, Iowa
- Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway (CRandIC; CR⁣ CIC)
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 95.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66127, -91.53943   (decimal degrees)
41°39'41" N, 91°32'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621601/4613199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory numbers
IA 501310 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 51965 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 27, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: added length
  • October 21, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • June 29, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Curved", ""Truck-Eating"", "Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway"



Iowa Avenue Underpass
Posted October 21, 2012, by Douglas W. Jones (jones [at] cs [dot] uiowa [dot] edu)

I put a photo of the low bridge clearance warnings for this bridge (and the bridge itself) on Wikimedia Commons:

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IowaAvenueTelltale.jpg

The bridge clearance is a bit low, and since I came to Iowa City, this bridge has peeled the tops off of several trucks and once, a truck hauling a piece of heavy construction equipment knocked the bridge a few inches sideways, necessitating significant repair to one bridge abutment.

Aside from the multiple clearance warning signs, the bridge is now protected by classic railroad-style telltales, so that any over-height vehicles will announce themselves with a clatter of chains.

I've released all copyright on the bridge, if you want to upload the photo to this collection, feel free to do so.