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Lincoln Highway Wapsipinicon River Overflow Bridge


The West Approach

This is the second of three generations of the Lincoln Highway that carried the highway between Calamus and Wheatland across this wetland area of the Wapsipinicon River. The original 1913 berm is across the bridge and to the left. It crossed this alignment to the right. Original concrete paving is extant in the woods and the bridge abutments can still be seen to the east of this bridge. Modern US 30 replaced this highway, now a county road.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

BH Photo #113403

Street View 


Pony plate girder bridge over Wapsipinicon River Overflow on 235th Street (former Lincoln Highway)
Clinton County, Iowa
Open to one-lane traffic
Built ca. 1930
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83170, -90.79499   (decimal degrees)
41°49'54" N, 90°47'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/683099/4633440 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 12
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
IA 121700 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 6, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to "Curved" category
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • March 29, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed incorrect GPS data and bridge info


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Lincoln Highway Wapsipinicon River Overflow Bridge
Posted February 29, 2020, by Anonymous

Closed to traffic now

railroad bridge
Posted January 21, 2018, by henry pacha (lp1234 [at] aol [dot] com)

I.m looking for information on the railroad over the Wapsi river north of Long Grove Ia. to DeWitt Ia. DATES : PICTURES THE FOUNDATION IS THERE WITH A DATE 1910 ON IT it was removed in the 1945 or about and if it built between SCOTT and CLINTON county line thanks Henry Pacha Long Grove PH # 563-320-6738