Mars Hill Bridge
The Wapello County Mars Hill Bridge represents the first highway bridge in North America to utilize ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC).
- Bridge over Little Soap Creek on 100th Avenue
- Wapello County, Iowa
- Open to traffic
- Built 2006
- - Bloomfield Bridge & Culvert, Inc. of Bloomfield, Iowa
- Iowa Department of Transportation of Ames, Iowa
- Iowa State University Bridge Engineering Center of Ames, Iowa
- Lafarge Canada Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada & Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
- Three 110ft long precast concrete modified 45in deep Iowa bulb-tee beams topped with a cast-in-place concrete bridge deck. The concrete offers such considerable strength that the beams were built without any shear reinforcement.
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 113.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.90417, -92.35214 (decimal degrees)
40°54'15" N, 92°21'08" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/554564/4528320 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Land survey
- T. 71 N., R. 13 W., Sec 33-34
- 670 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 53477 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 8, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "First of its kind"
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
- A Whole New Cast - Summary of project