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Jefferson Street Viaduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #115401

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on Jefferson Street in Ottumwa
Location
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1984
Builders
- Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Design)
- Snyder & Johnson of Humbolt, Iowa (Concrete)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Steel)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 2,120.5 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 33.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01168, -92.41467   (decimal degrees)
41°00'42" N, 92°24'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/549218/4540218 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottumwa North
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
6,800
Inventory numbers
IA 9386 (Iowa bridge number)
NRHP 98000475 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 14603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added desginer
  • August 15, 2013: New photo from John Marvig
  • May 25, 2013: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • May 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders, NRHP info, and categories "HAER documented", "Iowa State Highway Commission"
  • March 12, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: Added photo
  • June 16, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

  • HAER IA-86 - Jefferson Street Viaduct
  • Historic American Engineering Record
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke