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Jurgensen Bridge


Missing approach

Photo taken by James Baughn in August 2013


BH Photo #268253


News article on the planned restoration of the bridge: http://whotv.com/2015/03/18/winterset-trail-project-to-re-pu... and Bridge Hunter log on the relocation http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2015/04/09/valley-view...


Through truss bridge over Middle River on Valleyview Trail
Madison County, Iowa
Relocated to the city of Winterest to serve as part of a trail over the Cedar Lake spillway.
Built 1911
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Also called
Valleyview Trail Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34342, -93.84989   (decimal degrees)
41°20'36" N, 93°50'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/428895/4577229 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Charles
Land survey
T. 76 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
IA 233791 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 19.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge no longer at this location; relocated.
  • January 30, 2018: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • November 27, 2016: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • October 7, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status.
  • August 19, 2015: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • June 2, 2015: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • May 13, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Added information on the planned relocation of this bridge
  • April 30, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated condition
  • October 21, 2014: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • May 26, 2014: New photo from Lee Smith
  • October 11, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge

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  • WHO News - Bridge Move Story
  • Nathan Holth


Jurgensen Bridge
Posted February 13, 2021, by Teddi Yaeger (tourism [at] madisoncounty [dot] com)

Jurgensen Bridge has been relocated to an area adjacent to Cedar Lake.

Valleyview Trail Bridge
Posted October 7, 2015, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As of October 7, the northern road to the bridge is fenced off and the bridge is no longer accessible from this direction. The northern approach that had washed out and was left dangling is being cut up with pieces laying on the fenced off road. The rest of the truss remains attm.

Valleyview Trail Bridge
Posted July 21, 2015, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As of July 18, the bridge remains standing across the river at its original location. Talked to the Madison County engineer last month and he seemed confident that the bridge would be at least lifted from the piers sometime during the summer.

Valleyview Trail Bridge
Posted March 18, 2015, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Great news there! When are they planning to set it in place? Where on the bike trail? I plan to post an update on the Chronicles on this bridge so any information would be much appreciated. Thanks! :-)


Valleyview Trail Bridge
Posted March 18, 2015, by Gregg Richwine (gmsnrich [at] live [dot] com)

Bridge is being prepared for removal. Plan is to relocate the bridge to Winterset for a bike trail.

Valleyview Trail Bridge
Posted October 21, 2014, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The south approach sustained significant damage from flooding this summer/fall and is one good flood away from being washed out. The bottom lateral bracing also sustained damage in the floods and a number of pieces are dangling from the bridge or lying in the river. I was surprised how much the bridge shook given the relatively light winds on my visit. I would also say that this bridge was rehabilitated at some point given the newer concrete pier on the north approach.