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Mile Long Bridge

Photos 

Mile Long Bridge from below

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BH Photo #334143

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Saylorville Lake (Des Moines river) on Iowa Highway 415
Location
Polk City, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1973; Abutments rebuilt 2014
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 215.9 ft.
Total length: 4,933.3 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76004, -93.74007   (decimal degrees)
41°45'36" N, 93°44'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/438479/4623399 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Polk City
Inventory numbers
IA 361170 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 61695 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • August 4, 2015: Added by Andy Winegar

Sources 

  • Andy Winegar
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

Mile Long Bridge
Posted September 7, 2021, by Reid Wightman (krwightm [at] gmail [dot] com)

Note: The bottom of the bridge is 889 feet above sea level (normal conservation pool of Saylorville is 836 feet above sea level). This might help some sailors who wish to take their boats under the bridge but are unsure if their mast will fit =).

Mile Long Bridge
Posted May 2, 2021, by Don Morrison

approximately 12 to 17 feet according to online depth maps.

at normal 836 foot amsl pool, so right now.

Mile Long Bridge
Posted April 29, 2021, by Jim Harp (jim [dot] harp435 [at] gmail [dot] com)

How deep is the water under the mile long bridge over Saylorville Lake?