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Lincoln Highway South Skunk River Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Bridge at original location before being relocated to 150th Street

Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #256948

Map 

Description 

Built to replace bridge lost in 1918 flooding, removed from it's location there in 1952 to a different crossing of the South Skunk River.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over South Skunk River on Lincoln Highway
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge but relocated
History
Built 1920; moved to 150th Street over the South Skunk River 1952.
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 154.2 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02199, -93.59491   (decimal degrees)
42°01'19" N, 93°35'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/450747/4652388 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames East
Inventory number
BH 49250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • June 21, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • July 29, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted July 29, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Merging info from the historical society and another source, it was moved twelve miles upstream from the Lincoln Way (Lincoln Highway) crossing near what is referred to as the "40 and 8 cabin." Now to find out which crossing that is.

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted July 29, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Any idea where they put it?