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US218 McAllister Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Dave Darby

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Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over McAlllister Creek on Old US218
Johnson County, Iowa
Abandoned 1956
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Concrete deck girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81355, -91.64619   (decimal degrees)
41°48'49" N, 91°38'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/612447/4629961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 56192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "IA 40", "US 161"
  • June 2, 2014: New photos from Steve Rasmussen
  • October 1, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 7, 2013: New video from Don Morrison
  • May 6, 2013: Added by Luke Harden


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US218 McAllister Creek Bridge
Posted August 18, 2015, by Dave Darby (dwdarby [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge also carried US 161. This alignment was abandoned in 1956 for a new one in anticipation of the Coralville Dam. These small creek bridges were dynamited in place later on. (I do not remember where I read that however. May have been in Marlin Ingalls highway book)

Old US218 McAllister Creek Bridge
Posted May 13, 2013, by Don Morrison

Well, it is in the inundated category already. If there is a submerged category, perhaps inundated and submerged should be merged.

Old US218 McAllister Creek Bridge
Posted May 11, 2013, by Chris Knight

I wonder if this bridge should be listed in the Submerged Category?

Old US218 McAllister Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2013, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is just like the bridge I found a couple years back, buried in the water of the Marion Reservoir by Marion, Kansas. Except that one I believe was a concrete culvert.

Old US218 McAllister Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2013, by Don Morrison

Fascinating. Since this is called Curtis Bridge road, I assume the Curtis Bridge was located where the road ends at 41.807944,-91.646577.