Lee Smith

About Me 

Email: ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/backroadiowa/

Recent Updates 

Freeport Bridge (Winneshiek County, Iowa)
Relocated bowstring through truss bridge at Trout Run Park in Decorah
October 10, 2017: New photos
Bellevue Heights Road Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Concrete bridge over Granger Creek on Bellevue Heights Road (Old US 52)
October 10, 2017: New photos
Bellevue Heights Road Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Concrete bridge over Granger Creek on Bellevue Heights Road (Old US 52)
October 1, 2017: New photos
Dolliver Memorial State Park Low Water Crossing (Webster County, Iowa)
Slab bridge over Prairie Creek on Dolliver Park Avenue
March 5, 2017: New photos
East Branch Indian Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Indian Creek on 180th Street
March 5, 2017: New photos
UP - Stange Road Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Stange Road on Union Pacific Railroad on Iowa State University Campus
March 5, 2017: New photo
Swinging Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Bridge over South Skunk River on Pedestrian trail
March 5, 2017: New photo
Old 190th Street Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Old Channel East Branch Indian Creek on Old Alignment of 190th Street
March 5, 2017: New photos
Mosquito Creek Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on 255th Street
February 6, 2017: New photos
185 Th/Farm Drive Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Dd #110 on 185 Th/Farm Drive
January 7, 2017: Added
East Fork Hardin Creek Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Bridge over East Fork Hardin Creek on Private Traffic
January 7, 2017: Added
South Raccoon River Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Bridge over South Raccoon River on Private Lane
January 6, 2017: Added
DSM River Trail - Unnamed Creek Trestle (Polk County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed creek on Des Moines River Trail
January 3, 2017: Added
CNW - Brenton Slough Bridge #1 (Dallas County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Brenton Slough on Chicago & North Western Railway
December 30, 2016: New photos
CNW - Brenton Slough Bridge #2 (Dallas County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Brenton Slough on Chicago & North Western Railway
December 30, 2016: New photos
East Line Street Bridge (Jackson County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Beer Creek on East Line Street in Monmouth
October 17, 2016: New photo
Cedar River Trail Foot Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Bridge on Cedar River Trail
October 17, 2016: Added
Cedar River Trail Foot Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Bridge on Cedar River Trail
October 17, 2016: New photo
Wabash Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Three-span through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 216th Place; south approach rebuilt 1943 with I-beam stringers
October 13, 2016: New photo
Wabash Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Three-span through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 216th Place; south approach rebuilt 1943 with I-beam stringers
October 10, 2016: New photos
Bellefountain Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River
October 9, 2016: New photos
Harvey Island Road Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Four-span wrought-iron through truss bridge over the old channel of the Des Moines River on Harvey Island Road
September 22, 2016: New photos
Gear Street Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Bridge over Ballard Creek on Gear Street
September 20, 2016: Added
Filmore Street Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Bridge over Wildcat Creek on Filmore Street
September 19, 2016: Added
Prairie Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Prairie Creek on Ag And Dnr Traffic
September 19, 2016: Added
60th Avenue Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Bridge
September 19, 2016: Added
Walnut Creek Crossing (Marion County, Iowa)
Bridge over Walnut Creek on formerlly Carpenter St. Abaondoned during the creation of Lake Red Rock.
September 19, 2016: Added
Marysville Covered Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Covered bridge in park Knoxville
September 18, 2016: New photos
English Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over English Creek on 130th Place
September 18, 2016: New photo
Calhoun Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Calhoun Creek on Briggs Street
September 18, 2016: New photo
English Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over English Creek on 130th Place
September 17, 2016: New photo
Calhoun Creek Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Calhoun Creek on Briggs Street
September 17, 2016: New photos
South River Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over South River on 120th Avenue in Indianola
September 7, 2016: New photos
110th Street Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on 110th Street
September 5, 2016: New photos
Hogback Covered Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Covered bridge over North River on Hogback Bridge Road
September 2, 2016: New photo
Green Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Three-span through truss bridge over Raccoon River on SW 5th Street in Des Moines
April 1, 2016: New photos
Pine Creek Grist Mill Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over Pine Creek in Wild Cat Den State Park
March 11, 2016: New photo
Lover's Leap Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Swinging Pedestrian bridge
March 8, 2016: New photos
Bear Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge on Formerly 170 Ave
March 7, 2016: Added
Lover's Leap Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Swinging Pedestrian bridge
March 7, 2016: New photos
B&SV - Bass Point High Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Deck girder bridge over Bass Point Creek on Boone & Scenic Valley (former FtDDM&S) Railroad northeast of Logansport
December 23, 2015: New photo
Ballard Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Warren pony truss bridge over Ballard Creek on 570th Avenue
December 23, 2015: New photo
Potato Farm Road Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Potato Farm Road
November 30, 2015: New photo
UP - Jordan Avenue Overpass (Greene County, Iowa)
Stone arch bridge over Jordan Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
November 17, 2015: New photos
Eureka Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Arch bridge over Raccoon River on a local road
November 17, 2015: New photos
UP - North Raccoon River Bridge (Greene County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over North Raccoon River on Union Pacific Railroad
November 17, 2015: New photos
Rockwell City Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Abandoned marsh arch bridge over Lake Creek
November 17, 2015: New photos
CN - Lake Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Lake Creek on CN Lake Creek
October 28, 2015: New photo
CN - Lake Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Lake Creek on CN Lake Creek
October 26, 2015: New photo
CN - Lake Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Lake Creek on CN Lake Creek
October 19, 2015: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted April 1, 2016

I was downtown the other day and wanted to see what progress if any they have made with the rehab. It looks like they have been working on the bridge for a little while.

Posted February 22, 2016

It looks like this is a doomed bridge as of today. Here is a link to the Boone New Republican. A county engineer has stated it will be brought down in the next 12 months due to safety concerns.

http://newsrepublican.com/news/local/ice-jams-causing-damage...

Posted February 2, 2015

As of the 24th of Jan the tree has been removed. It looked like it was pretty recently cut out and pulled on the bank.

Posted September 2, 2014

Online maps are still showing both halves of the bridge sitting in fields. And the street view is of the east side. The West Side is sitting back from the road along the tree line and the East side is in the middle of the field. When we drove by the other day I did not notice the east bridge but we were not looking for it either. The weeds in the fields are quite tall and it could have been missed.