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Chelsea Lincoln Highway Bridge

Photos 

The east railing

This bridge carried the original Lincoln Highway south into Chelsea, where it turned east. Some years ago, the highway bypassed Chelsea to the north with a long, gentle curve. The entire area was bypassed when US 30 moved to the north with a new alignment over the Bohemian Hills. Note the light standards.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2004

BH Photo #112595

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost steel stringer bridge over Otter Creek on CH V18 (Original Lincoln Highway)
Location
Chelsea, Tama County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1928, Closed 2006, Demolished and replaced 2007
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.92176, -92.39446   (decimal degrees)
41°55'18" N, 92°23'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/550210/4641266 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chelsea
Inventory numbers
IA 1880 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 36332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2013: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • March 15, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Street View
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • March 1, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net