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Hanley Bridge

Photos 

Iowa Department of Transportation

View this photo at publications.iowa.gov

BH Photo #255461

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Jester Park Drive
Location
Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Two spans damaged & replaced 1949, Removed ca. 1975
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design of 1953 T3 & TT5 spans)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.79377, -93.77622   (decimal degrees)
41°47'38" N, 93°46'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/435508/4627169 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granger
Inventory number
BH 56295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 24, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 19, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Hanley Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

No problem Luke... I'll have to search for it!

Hanley Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Luke

The current names are correct, as those are the ones used by both the state (The cited study.) and the locals who drove across them (A Facebook group called Lost Des Moines + multiple other articles in both the DSM Register and DSM Tribune that use Hubby/Hanley vs Hubbly/Hanlon.).

For those wishing to see for themselves, search away: https://www.newspapers.com/search/#lnd=1&t=86,84

Tony, would you be willing to scan that booklet and post the scans to the appropriate pages, if you still have it?

Hanley Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Several nice truss bridges were lost due to the creation of Saylorsville Lake. I have a booklet that I received at a historic bridge workshop that tells about eyebars from the Hubbly and Chestnut Ford Bridges being "Harvested" for fracture testing at Iowa State University.

Hanley Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Joel Bader (joenonac [at] hotmail [dot] com )

I noticed there were two spellings for the name Hanley--Hanley and Hanlon. I also noticed the spelling for the Hubby Bridge was "Hubbly". After seeing the misspellings for the Hubby Bridge, I have to wonder which spelling is correct. Thoughts?