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Teilbur Bridge


View from a distance

Photo taken 1997-98 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101730



Through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on 240th Avenue/470th Street east of US 71
Clay County, Iowa
Open to one-lane traffic with a weight limit
Built 1907 by the Clinton Bridge & Iron Works, rebuilt in 1991 after an accident destroyed the south approach span.
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 212.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.97057, -95.11264   (decimal degrees)
42°58'14" N, 95°06'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/327716/4759712 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
IA 115830 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2016: Merged duplicate page
  • March 28, 2016: New photos from Jeff Wiemann
  • March 23, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "Lally columns" & "Lattice Railing"
  • July 24, 2013: New photos from Steve Johnston
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
  • September 26, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith



Teilbur Bridge
Posted May 16, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

Maybe she was listening to that Icona Pop song that's seemingly on all the airwaves. The lead singer doesn't care and crashes her car into the bridge to see what would happen. At least that's the lyrics that keep getting repeated. She doesn't care and she loves it.

Teilbur Bridge
Posted May 16, 2013, by Lawrence Taylor (waterboystardom [at] muddog [dot] edu)

Gentlemen, which brings me to my next point. Don't smoke crack.

Teilbur Bridge
Posted May 16, 2013, by Matt Lohry

According to the article, the woman who hit the bridge did it on purpose...wonder what the motive was? Maybe she's a hit-woman hired by IowaDOT...