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US61 Iowa River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #256949

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on US 61
Location
Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931, Replaced 1980
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.21676, -91.19858   (decimal degrees)
41°13'00" N, 91°11'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/651007/4564384 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wapello
Inventory number
BH 55963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (13,555)
Built 1931 (835)
Built during 1930s (10,922)
Have street view (24,552)
ISHC Standard Series T (183)
Iowa (6,096)
Iowa River (129)
Lost (20,706)
Lost 1980 (70)
Lost during 1980s (1,133)
Louisa County, Iowa (65)
Pratt through truss (4,794)
Pratt truss (8,355)
Replaced by new bridge (13,572)
Steel stringer (5,343)
Through truss (13,568)
Truss (30,513)
US 61 (93)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 16, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date per newspaper article
  • November 17, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 8, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added replacement date.
  • June 21, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 3, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

US61 Iowa River Bridge (Old)
Posted January 20, 2019, by Luke

Those are the piers for the predecessor bridge: https://bridgehunter.com/ia/louisa/hogback-iowa-river/

US61 Iowa River Bridge (Old)
Posted January 20, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

I saw 2 piers in the river when looking at street view and satellite.Was that the original location of this bridge or was there another bridge where the piers are?