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
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
20
Inventory numbers
IA 334580 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14631 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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!