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Hogback Covered Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

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BH Photo #188638

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over North River on Hogback Bridge Road
Location
Madison County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1884; rehabilitated 1992
Builder
- H.P. Jones & G.K. Foster of Winterset, Iowa
Design
Covered Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 160.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.38647, -94.04756   (decimal degrees)
41°23'11" N, 94°02'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/412414/4582190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Earlham East
Inventory numbers
WGCB 15-61-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 76000788 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
IA 234110 (Iowa bridge number)
15-61-04
BH 13950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1999)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
50

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2016: New photo from Lee Smith
  • March 20, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • January 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder from HAER
  • February 22, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • November 10, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 21, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 20, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • November 26, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • January 18, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • March 18, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 27, 2008: New photo from Ruth Reynolds

Sources 

  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER IA-93 - Hogback Bridge
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com