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Soap Creek Bridge

Photos 

BH Photo #282565

Map 

Description 

Skewed arch bridge featuring stiffening ribs and a thin barrel.

- Engineering News-Record 1934

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Soap Creek on Road
Location
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
Status
Replaced
History
Built 1934; Replaced 1982
Builders
- E.W. Blumschein of Ames, Iowa (State Bridge Engineer)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
- Lee Country Bridge Department
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 47.0 ft.
Total length: 47.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Also called
Skewed Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39621, -91.41023   (decimal degrees)
40°23'46" N, 91°24'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/634917/4472947 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keokuk
Inventory numbers
IA 6900 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 60751 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke