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Hawkeye Avenue Bridge



Photo taken by Jason & Birgit Smith

BH Photo #101771


Closed through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Hawkeye Avenue in Nora Springs
Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa
Closed to traffic
Built 1903; Rehabilitated 1952
- Chambers & Dobson of New Hampton, Iowa
- E.L. Chambers of New Hampton, Iowa
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Span length: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13812, -93.00656   (decimal degrees)
43°08'17" N, 93°00'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/499466/4776152 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora Springs
Inventory numbers
IA 8730 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13506 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • March 31, 2021: New photos from Mitch N.
  • March 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI data
  • August 7, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
  • December 19, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • December 19, 2005: Posted photos from Jason & Birgit Smith


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Hawkeye Avenue Bridge
Posted September 19, 2021, by Anonymous

Walked across the bridge today.

Hawkeye Avenue Bridge
Posted April 3, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The road had fresh (as in within the last month) gates when approaching from the south. I don't think the local farmer wants cars going back here anymore.

Hawkeye Avenue Bridge
Posted April 3, 2021, by Luke

IMO they could easily rehab this bridge for pedestrians and close Hawkeye Avenue at the corner before the famous stone arch and turn the whole area into parkland.