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Shaw Road Bridge


North portal

Photos taken August 2007 by J.R. Manning

BH Photo #109309


Street View 


Two-span through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Shaw Road
Jones County, Iowa
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1954 ; lost 2017
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 335.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.08326, -91.26747   (decimal degrees)
42°04'60" N, 91°16'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/643299/4660473 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 84 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 13
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
IA 207750 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13795 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost per Forum Comment
  • March 24, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "A-frame portal", "6-panel truss"
  • February 21, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 1, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 16, 2013: New photos from Jason Smith
  • June 15, 2013: New photo from Scott Wiley
  • February 17, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Corrected the GPS
  • August 2, 2010: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • October 8, 2007: Posted photos from J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Scott Wiley - fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net


Shaw Road Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by Ron Waite (rkwaite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Shaw Road bridge has been demolished 12/15/2017.

Shaw Road Bridge
Posted May 21, 2017, by Cristopher Sturtz (cvcomputerservice [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of April 2017, the Shaw Road Bridge in Jones County, IA is closed indefinitely due to a fracture in the north span.


http://monticelloexpress.com/content/farmers-express-issues-... (Full article is paywalled, but the summary mentions the approximate time of and reason for the closure).

http://www.jonescountyiowa.org/utilities (Source of the "closed indefinitely" qualifier).