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IAIS - Brady Street "Truck Eating" Bridge

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IAIS Brady Street Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2012

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BH Photo #245492

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Facts 

Overview
Through Plate girder bridge over Brady Street on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Location
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
58' Pony/through plate girder with short I-Beam approaches on either side
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 58.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983
Also called
IAIS - Brady Street Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52454, -90.57407   (decimal degrees)
41°31'28" N, 90°34'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/702405/4599829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Davenport East
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83004557 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
IA 46930 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 50198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
11,300

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 30, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 28, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • May 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added NHRP info
  • April 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "US 61"
  • January 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Interstate Railroad"
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category ""Truck-Eating""
  • November 14, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Brady Street Truck Eating Bridge
Posted May 14, 2012, by Andy

When I lived in bettendorf a few years ago is when they really started having problems with people hitting this bridge. I will take pictures when I'm there again but it's incredible how many signs and warnings have been put up leading to the bridge and people still hit it regularly.

Truck Eating Bridge
Posted November 15, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like they have installed some lights on this bridge. Hopefully that will reduce or eliminate accidents here.

Truck Eating Bridge
Posted November 15, 2011, by Anonymous

WHO TOOK THIS PHOTOGRAPH? THEY SHOULD GET CREDIT!