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Czech Village Bridge

Photos 

The Northwest Face

When I shot this bridge last Summer, I didn't really think of it as a historical structure, so I never placed it in the database. Given the terrible flooding in Cedar Rapids this week, the assumption that all of these Cedar Rapids bridges are totally inundated and the failure of the CRANDIC railroad truss, this bridge may, ironically, be history.

Here it is, as it appeared in August, 2007.

JRM 6/14/08.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007

BH Photo #115154

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Cedar River on 16th Avenue in Cedar Rapids
Location
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1989
Builder
- Schmidt Construction Co. of Winfield, Iowa
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 615.2 ft.
Deck width: 30.8 ft.
Also called
Sixteenth Avenue Bridge
Czech Heritage Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96667, -91.65906   (decimal degrees)
41°58'00" N, 91°39'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/611112/4646944 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
9,700
Inventory numbers
IA 1241 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 36701 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2015: New photo from Dave King
  • December 3, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 8, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed to common name.
  • June 14, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Czech Village Bridge
Posted May 17, 2016, by Jeff Briere (jeffbriere [at] gmail [dot] com)

Popularly known as "Lion Bridge."

Also in your photo gallery, No. 2 shows a plaque from the 16th Av bridge.