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IA5 South River Bridge

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Overview

This bridge used to carry IA Hwy. 5 until it was made obsolete by a new bridge which is now part of the expressway bypassing Carlisle.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #209013

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over South River on Elk Horn Street
Location
Warren County, Iowa
Status
Removed after the bridge collapsed in 2012
History
Built 1928; made obsolete by a new bridge in 1951; later closed to traffic, Collapsed 2012, later removed
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 292.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.44221, -93.36265   (decimal degrees)
41°26'32" N, 93°21'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/469705/4587911 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasantville
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 26
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
25
Inventory numbers
IA 334900 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2016: Updated by Jason Smith: Removed
  • June 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Collapsed
  • November 19, 2012: New photos from Michael O'Brien
  • September 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 1, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
  • August 17, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Flickr - Image from the deck
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Luke