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295th Street Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith

BH Photo #101713


Through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on 295th Street at Wilkinson Pioneer Park
Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Open to pedestrians only
Made obsolete by new bridge in 1985
Pin-connected Whipple through truss
Span length: 118.0 ft.
Total length: 118.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19148, -93.07117   (decimal degrees)
43°11'29" N, 93°04'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/494216/4782080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora Springs
Land survey
T. 97 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 27
Inventory number
BH 13086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • May 1, 2006: Posted photos from Jason and Birgit Smith


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


295th Street Bridge
Posted May 27, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A very unusual Whipple truss here.......

First of all it is very uncommon to see them with A-Frame portals. This one also lacks the height and cross bracing normally found in a double-intersection Pratt.

295th Street Bridge
Posted July 13, 2009, by Bill (boxcarusa [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hi, I have a Contenitel Bridge Co. iron sign appx. 4' x 3'. It is dated 1904 & I'm looking for a buyer. It looks really cool & is in great shape. I believe it was bolted to a bridge. Thanks, Bill.