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South River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #213236

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South River on 120th Avenue in Indianola
Location
Indianola, Warren County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1950
Builders
- Inland Steel Co. of East Chicago, Indiana (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with subdivided beams- resemble a riveted Pennsylvania petit through truss bridge. Portals are M-frame; struts are X-frame, all connections are riveted.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 248.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.33135, -93.57920   (decimal degrees)
41°19'53" N, 93°34'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/451532/4575702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indianola
Land survey
T. 75 N., R. 24 W., Sec. 2
Inventory numbers
IA 333790 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14643 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
480

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2016: New photos from Lee Smith
  • August 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "M-frame portal"
  • September 8, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com