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2nd Avenue Bridge


The northeast span

The first of two spans that carry Second Avenue across the Cedar River. The large building is the Veteran's Memorial on May's Island. (May's Island is often referred to as "Government Island because it is the location of the courthouse.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007

BH Photo #110056

Street Views 


Open-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Second Avenue in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Open to four lanes of one-way westbond traffic
Built 1906 by the Marsh Bridge Co. as closed spandrel arch; reconstructed 1965
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Ned L. Ashton of Iowa City, Iowa (Engineer: 1965 Rehab)
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 670.3 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97549, -91.67231   (decimal degrees)
41°58'32" N, 91°40'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609998/4647907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
IA 1300 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 8, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 31, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • September 18, 2010: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated bridge data
  • January 28, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs