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8th Avenue Bridge

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8th Ave Bridge

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #253730

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Description 

Only one plaque still remained.

Facts 

Overview
Haunched steel stringer bridge over Cedar River on 8th Avenue
Location
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1987
Builders
- Cramer Brothers Construction Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Ned L. Ashton of Iowa City, Iowa (Engineer)
Design
Haunched steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 658.2 ft.
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97129, -91.66556   (decimal degrees)
41°58'17" N, 91°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/610566/4647449 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Inventory numbers
IA 1270 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 56236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 66.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
13,700

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Cedar River (Minnesota-Iowa)", "Ned L. Ashton"
  • May 13, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 13, 2013: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

8th Avenue Bridge
Posted December 24, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

As of 24 Dec the cable stayed is winning. SMH

8th Avenue Bridge
Posted December 20, 2016, by Luke

Cedar Rapids is asking for feedback on suggested designs for the new bridge.

http://www.cedar-rapids.org/local_government/departments_g_-...

8th Avenue Bridge
Posted October 6, 2016, by Anonymous

I think Iowa will be fine with their signature spans.

8th Avenue Bridge
Posted October 6, 2016, by Nathan Holth (Webmaster [at] HistoricBridges [dot] org)

A signature bridge? That must mean they plan to hire Bach Steel to relocate and restore a historic multi span truss bridge to this location! Because modern bridges of this size simply aren't signature anything. Maybe a few decorative light posts on top of ugly box beams. Perhaps the St. Francisville cantilever truss would be a good fit here. That iconic bridge sits on crumbling piers and is now closed.

8th Avenue Bridge
Posted October 6, 2016, by Jeremy Murphy (jmurphy1973 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Heard the City will be replacing and raising this bridge to function better with the coming flood walls and levies. The City is looking to make the new bridge a signature piece.