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Lower Bluffton Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Highway W20
Location
Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911 by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Works Company; replaced 1999
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss bridge with A-frame portal bracings
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 171.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Upper Iowa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.40695, -91.89777   (decimal degrees)
43°24'25" N, 91°53'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589246/4806596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluffton
Land survey
T. 99 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 10
Inventory numbers
IA 348831 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14767 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information and Street View

Sources 

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