Rating:
3 votes

McCaffrey Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101893

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 244th Avenue, east of Bluffton
Location
Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1924
Design
Two riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 248.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.41023, -91.89090   (decimal degrees)
43°24'37" N, 91°53'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589797/4806969 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluffton
Land survey
T. 99 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 10 (Bluffton Twp.)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
50
Inventory numbers
IA 348840 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14711 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2017: Added photos from James Baughn
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • January 30, 2011: New photos from Benjamin Cole
  • October 9, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • September 30, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith: Added alternative name McCaffrey Bridge
  • December 19, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Benjamin Cole - mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

244th Avenue Bridge
Posted November 21, 2009, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] co)

I like the setting of this bridge. This cliffs are a plus for the viewer.