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2nd Avenue Bridge

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The northeast span

The first of two spans that carry Second Avenue across the Cedar River. The large building is the Veteran's Memorial on May's Island. (May's Island is often referred to as "Government Island because it is the location of the courthouse.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007

BH Photo #110056

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Second Avenue in Cedar Rapids
Location
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Open to four lanes of one-way westbond traffic
History
Built 1906 by the Marsh Bridge Co.; reconstructed 1965
Builders
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Ned L. Ashton of Iowa City, Iowa (Engineer: 1965 Rehab)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 670.3 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97549, -91.67231   (decimal degrees)
41°58'32" N, 91°40'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609998/4647907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Inventory numbers
IA 1300 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,465

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 8, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 31, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • September 18, 2010: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated bridge data
  • January 28, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke