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Henry Bridge



Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101931



Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Scenic River Road
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1911
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.36366, -91.85081   (decimal degrees)
43°21'49" N, 91°51'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/593114/4801840 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 99 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 25 (Bluffton Township)
Inventory numbers
IA 348910 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14735 (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: 22.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2017: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "A-frame portal", "Clinton Bridge & Iron Works"
  • August 7, 2011: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • August 4, 2011: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • February 7, 2011: New photos from Benjamin Cole
  • January 30, 2011: New photos from Benjamin Cole
  • October 9, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith
  • January 12, 2006: Posted photos from Jason Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Benjamin Cole - mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com


Henry Bridge
Posted February 16, 2015, by Don Morrison

Bridge #354 made the news. Not the positive kind of news.


Henry Bridge
Posted October 25, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I found a sketch I drew whilst bored in Chemistry class in 2008 based off of picture #1.

Henry Bridge
Posted June 12, 2008, by Robert Elder (bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

The website http://theinspiredmedia.wordpress.com/ has a photo of a bridge surrounded by floodwaters, but not washed out. The bridge in the photo appears to possibly be the Henry Bridge.

Henry Bridge
Posted June 11, 2008, by Andrew Olson (Ole of the Rakeops) (olsonandrew1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Word is this bridge has been lost in the current flood...any confirmation of this? I alos have many, many good memories of this bridge and site.

Henry Bridge
Posted January 2, 2008, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am uploading some detail pics of this bridge. Note the use of cables, possibly instead of eyebars, on certain locations on the bridge. In one instance, holes for the cables appear to have been drilled through a vertical member (see photo). The plaque is located at the southwest corner of the bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Henry Bridge
Posted April 19, 2007, by Otis (robbotis [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Lots of fond memories of Bridge #9.

Thanks for the great photos.

Otis of the Rakeops