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IA1 Iowa River Bridge

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Looking north

Photo taken by David Herman

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was a closed-spandrel arch until the 1986 rehabilitation.

Facts 

Overview
Three-span arch bridge over Iowa River on North/Eastbound IA 1/Burlington Street in Iowa City
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1986
Design
Open-spandrel arch (Originally Closed-Spandrel)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 114.2 ft.
Total length: 342.2 ft.
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65765, -91.54152   (decimal degrees)
41°39'28" N, 91°32'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621434/4612794 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory numbers
IA 31720 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13769 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
10,800

Categories 

Arch (10,050)
Built 1915 (1,042)
Built during 1910s (7,467)
Deck arch (9,337)
Have street view (16,365)
IA 1 (10)
Iowa (4,461)
Iowa City, Iowa (28)
Iowa River (92)
Johnson County, Iowa (108)
Open (31,662)
Open-spandrel arch (618)
Owned by city (3,654)
Span length 100-125 feet (3,529)
Structurally deficient (17,225)
Total length 250-500 feet (3,798)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted that bridge was a closed spandrel arch up until the 1986 rehab.
  • October 18, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 7, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected name
  • June 2, 2006: Posted photo from David Herman

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Sources 

  • David Herman
  • Luke