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IA77 Skunk River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Skunk River on IA 77 (330th Avenue)
Location
Keokuk County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1931; replaced 2004
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 601.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.25009, -91.97181   (decimal degrees)
41°15'00" N, 91°58'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/586145/4567029 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keota
Land survey
T. 74 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 2
Inventory numbers
IA 32670 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13800 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith

Sources 

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

Comments 

IA77 Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Don Morrison

Neat find; Google Earth shows the 1931 to 2004 two span truss in April 1990.

Glad to hear Gilliece/Daley's bridge might be finding a home. Sunny Brae G&CC near Osage Iowa ended up with a MOB.

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IA77 Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Luke

I'll make an entry for the bowstring and move the postcard picture to it.

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

did you see that? I wanted to add it. How cute there was a photo.

If you move those files to the photo area, you can remove the Shiawassee River info. We are getting ready to move a bridge but the planets have to align just right.

IA77 Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Luke

It's a nice find nonetheless! Especially considering that it led to the discovery of a long-gone 1870s stone arch.

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found reference to bridge and road budgets during those years, and certainly see the crossing going back to the early maps. I enjoy doing research - it won't lead to anything but the precedence for bowstrings on the Skunk which is near Lake Darling. We are trying to foster the move of the Gilliece Bowstring (coming off this year) to Lake Darling spillway. Would be a lovely spot.

What builder do we think it might be?

I didn't find it, Scott Allen, E.D. at Bunker Mill Bridge, found it. SCORE.

IA77 Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Luke

It certainly fits the style of the other late-1870s era bowstrings built in the state.

Nice find, Julie.

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the back

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It says it is two span. My associate Scott sent me this postcard that was posted by CR Kronhizer to the Iowa Forgotten History Site. He then sent me the back. So this is south of Keota, two span over the Skunk River. Any other suggestions as to style and time, I'm thinking the 1877ish...