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Cedar Valley Bridge



Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Cedar Valley Road
Cedar Valley, Cedar County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge upstream
Built 1887; Replaced 1966
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72874, -91.23923   (decimal degrees)
41°43'43" N, 91°14'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/646442/4621157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 56971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected info per forum comment
  • August 9, 2014: New photos from Luke
  • July 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden


Cedar Valley Bridge
Posted September 30, 2016, by Luke

I had been told by a local in an email exchange that these images were of the Cedar Valley bridge, but, based off of your comment and further research using Google and the IDOT archives, he was in error.

I'll make the proper changes.

Cedar Valley Bridge
Posted September 30, 2016, by Jeff Alberhasky (Uspsmaintsmo [at] gmail [dot] com)

I may be wrong but I do not believe this is the old Cedar Valley Bridge. Some of the old piers still remain in the river and they are constructed from Block and mortar not poured concrete as the photo shows. The old bridge was constructed well before 1900 and before concrete was used.