IA150 Wapsipinicon River Bridge
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #115318
Old Bridge Parts?
Written by Quinn Phelan
The other day I was crossing the Wapsipinicon River Bridge, south of Independence, and noticed these old pony truss bridge pieces sitting next to the road. See the color pictures above. You can see the concrete arch bridge in the background. I wonder it these pieces were once part of a previous bridge, or from somewhere else?
- Four-span concrete arch bridge over the Wapsipinicon River on IA 150 in Independence
- Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa
- Open to traffic
- Built 1927 by the Miller-Taylor Construction Co. of Waterloo, Iowa; rehabilitated 1999
- - Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
- Miller-Taylor Construction Co. of Waterloo, Iowa
- Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 86.9 ft.
Total length: 341.2 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1998
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.45805, -91.89076 (decimal degrees)
42°27'29" N, 91°53'27" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/591203/4701231 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 98000758 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
IA 15950 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12956 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- July 4, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
- July 2, 2013: New photos from Dave King
- June 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
- June 9, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
- October 29, 2010: Essay added by Quinn Phelan
- June 16, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record