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IA92 Des Moines River Bridge (Old)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Old Hwy. 92
Location
Mahaska County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1930, Removed ca. 1977
Builders
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
- Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 1,229.1 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28759, -92.86378   (decimal degrees)
41°17'15" N, 92°51'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/511406/4570692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leighton
Inventory numbers
IA 34950 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 53035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • April 3, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected loss date via Dave Darby
  • June 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Des Moines River", "IA 92"
  • July 31, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Iron Age, Volume 126 - Book

Comments 

IA92 Des Moines River Bridge (Old)
Posted April 3, 2016, by Dave Darby (dwdarby [at] aol [dot] com)

Actually it was gone by the 1980s. The new IA 92 alignment (east of Knoxville) and bridge was completed in 1977.

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=5&x0=511493&y0=...