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Approaching the bridge from the east side.....

....and the signs "Bridge Out: Keep Out!" The bridge seemed stabile enough to cross by foot or by car. After all, cars have driven around the barriers at the time of this photo

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009

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BH Photo #146540

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 220th Street near Canton
Location
Lyon County, Iowa, and Lincoln County, South Dakota
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1893, may have been relocated here in 1925; repaired after accident in 1986
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 242.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.32412, -96.52888   (decimal degrees)
43°19'27" N, 96°31'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700359/4799774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Canton
Land survey
T. 98 N., R. 48 W., Sec. 8
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
45
Inventory numbers
IA 229340 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2016: New photos from Mick Zerr
  • January 5, 2015: New photo from Mick Zerr
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Combined data from another bridge page, which is deleted
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Big Sioux River", "Howe lattice portal bracing"
  • September 22, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith: Category: Closed to traffic

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Mick Zerr