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Kendallville Bridge

Photo 

Old Kendallville Bridge

Pier foundation below the surface

Photo taken by Don Morrison in January 2014

License: Released into public domain

BH Photo #273136

Map 

Description 

Information on the bridge courtesy of IaDOT's Historic Bridge Survey conducted in the 1990s. No photo of the bridge prior to its replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Upper Iowa River on Old alignment of Iowa 139
Location
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1930
Builder
- A. Olson Construction Co. of Waterloo, Iowa
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 257.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.44135, -92.03610   (decimal degrees)
43°26'29" N, 92°02'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/578001/4810279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cresco NE
Inventory number
BH 59273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "A. Olson Construction Co."
  • January 20, 2014: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information about the bridge
  • January 19, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Mystery"

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Kendallville Bridge
Posted June 12, 2014, by Don Morrison

Thanks, Jason & Luke, for having found more info on this one in January after I posted it. I've searched for historic photos, but never found one.

I always wonder when I float by if any unsuspecting tuber's bathing suits ever got caught on the old twisted iron sticking out of the foundation.

I always keep the canoe mid stream thru this stretch when doing the Kendallville to Bluffton float.