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Mehaffey Bridge (1963)

Photo 

Mehaffey Bridge

View looking northeast from the boat ramp

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #261186

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Iowa River (Coralville Resevoir) on Fm Mehaffey Bridge Road
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1963; replaced 2014
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 547.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77472, -91.56111   (decimal degrees)
41°46'29" N, 91°33'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619586/4625764 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,410
Inventory numbers
IA 205600 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 57385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (16,868)
Built 1963 (254)
Built during 1960s (2,144)
Continuous (2,626)
Iowa (6,789)
Iowa River (138)
Johnson County, Iowa (219)
Lost (28,364)
Lost 2014 (392)
Lost during 2010s (3,598)
Owned by county (21,598)
Replaced by new bridge (19,289)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,552)
Steel stringer (6,705)
Total length 500-1000 feet (3,050)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: bridge has been replaced
  • July 28, 2013: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • The Gazette - Mehaffey Bridge Replacement
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com