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Old IA79 Des Moines River Bridge

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Photo taken by Arie Koelewyn

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BH Photo #257843

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Description 

This crossing is where Brigham Young and his group crossed the Des Moines River on their way to Utah on March 5, 1846.

Facts 

Overview
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Old Ia 79
Location
Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1960
Design
Haunched deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 145.0 ft.
Total length: 937.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69611, -91.80333   (decimal degrees)
40°41'46" N, 91°48'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/601103/4505711 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonaparte
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,130
Inventory numbers
IA 50350 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 56892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • July 1, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 30, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com