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Little Cedar River Bridge

Map 

Description 

Please refer to the Wapsi Great Western Line Trail Bridge for the continuance of the story.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Little Cedar River on 450th Street
Location
Mitchell County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge; truss bridge saved and relocated to Riceville to serve as a bike trail crossing
History
Built 1887; replaced 1992- truss bridge relocated to Riceville to serve as a bike trail crossing
Design
Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge with Town Lattice portal and heel bracing. 6-panels
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 163.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.41489, -92.76445   (decimal degrees)
43°24'54" N, 92°45'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/519069/4806916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stacyville
Land survey
T. 99 N., R. 16 W., Sec. 8
Inventory numbers
IA 248420 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 40660 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge; bridge was relocated to Riceville to be part of the bike trail system.
  • March 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

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