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Bolson Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110346

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 143rd Avenue
Location
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924; Rehabilitated 1974
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 114.2 ft.
Total length: 196.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.31831, -91.67320   (decimal degrees)
43°19'06" N, 91°40'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/607585/4797018 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport
Land survey
T. 99 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 36
Inventory numbers
IA 348430 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
50

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • September 14, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added common name
  • May 13, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Readjusted the GPS coordinates and location of the bridge to reflect its existence
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Riveted", "A-frame portal"
  • February 6, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith
  • February 4, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke

Comments 

Bolson Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by Luke

1924 per our own Jason Smith's website: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/04/26/mystery-bri...

Bolson Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Without checking county records (which may, or may not have the answer), I would estimate that this bridge could have been built ca. 1915-1930 based on overall appearance.

Bolson Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by randy haugen (ranhau9 [at] aol [dot] com)

How old is this bridge? When was it built?

Bolson Bridge
Posted September 15, 2014, by Don Morrison

Agreed, Nathan.

I was asking because there was an update - Tony added the common name recently, and I was curious what was changed. Saw Lundy Bridge in the alternate names and thought Lundy Bridge was downstream of this bridge.

Tony must have changed it from 143rd Ave Bridge.

Someone has removed Lundy bridge from the alternate names now, so all is well.

Bolson Bridge
Posted September 15, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

As far as I know this isn't Lundy Bridge, this is: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Bolson Bridge
Posted September 14, 2014, by Don Morrison

Is Lundy Bridge not the bridge on Lundy Bridge Road, Northeast of this bridge at 43.347951, -91.620283?

I see it listed as an alternate name for this bridge.