Old IA79 Des Moines River Bridge
This crossing is where Brigham Young and his group crossed the Des Moines River on their way to Utah on March 5, 1846.
- Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Old Ia 79
- Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa
- Open to traffic
- Built 1960
- Haunched deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 145.0 ft.
Total length: 937.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.69611, -91.80333 (decimal degrees)
40°41'46" N, 91°48'12" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/601103/4505711 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- Inventory numbers
- IA 50350 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 56892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of July 2015)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- August 30, 2013: New photo from Dave King
- July 1, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
- June 30, 2013: Added by Luke Harden
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com