Rating:
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Spring Hill Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #211016

Map 

Description 

This bridge was removed entirely sometime in 2012.

Facts 

Overview
Lost parker through truss bridge over Middle River on a local road
Location
Warren County, Iowa
Status
This bridge was removed entirely sometime in 2012.
History
Built 1906; removed 2012
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected Parker through truss with A-frame portal bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 191.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Middle River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.39419, -93.67386   (decimal degrees)
41°23'39" N, 93°40'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/443666/4582736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwalk
Land survey
T. 76 N., R. 24 W., Sec. 18
Inventory numbers
IA 334580 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14631 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
20

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added categories 2011 "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee", "Othmar H Ammann Award winner"
  • August 30, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been abandoned for a very long time

Sources 

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

Comments 

Spring Hill Bridge
Posted August 30, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A diamond in the rough!