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Monkey Run Bridge

Photos 

View from north

(A thick growth of poison ivy prevents a closer view.)

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in June 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #259851

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Street View 

Description 

Note for other users: The NBI erroneously gives this the build date of 34. Iowa Primary 2/Iowa Highway 92 relocated onto its present route in 1934, but that bridge was a three-span concrete beam bridge that had developed cracks by the early 1950s.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Monkey Run on Walnut Street in Columbus Junction
Location
Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Builders
- Howard O. Graham Construction Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 46.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28015, -91.36470   (decimal degrees)
41°16'49" N, 91°21'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/636949/4571146 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus Junction
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1,360
Inventory numbers
IA 2470 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13863 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 78.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 26, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 15, 2013: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • August 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is NRHP Eligible.

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com