Rating:
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Swinging Bridge

Photos 

portal

Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell

BH Photo #205673

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over South Skunk River on Pedestrian trail
Location
Story City, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1936; Damaged during flooding March 2019; Repaired & Reopened December 2019
Builders
- Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. of Ames, Iowa (2019 Repairs Engineer)
- Innovative Lighting of Roland, Iowa (2019 LED Lighting Installer)
- Woodruff Construction Co. of Ames, Iowa (2019 Repairs General Contractor)
- Works Progress Administration
Dimensions
Span length: 71.0 ft.
Total length: 71.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.18658, -93.58661   (decimal degrees)
42°11'12" N, 93°35'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/451560/4670658 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Story City
Inventory number
BH 49212 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added 2019 repair contractors
  • March 5, 2017: New photo from Lee Smith
  • October 18, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • June 2, 2015: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • February 22, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 19, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Works Progress Administration"
  • July 26, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Swinging Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Luke

Here's hoping Story City cares more about the WPA suspension than Iowa State cares about theirs.

Swinging Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge was damaged in floods/ice jams.

https://www.weareiowa.com/news/local-news/ice-jam-damages-ic...