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Decatur Bridge


Main span

Main span, from the southwest.

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in October 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #244610


Street Views 


Tolls removed early in December 2013


Through truss bridge over Missouri River on NE 51/IA 175 at Decatur
Decatur, Burt County, Nebraska, and Monona County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1950
- Kirkham, Michael & Associates of Omaha, Nebraska (Design)
- William J. Howard Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 421.0 ft.
Total length: 1,956.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Also called
IA 175 Missouri River Bridge
Burt County Toll Bridge (until tolls removed Dec 2013)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.00667, -96.24192   (decimal degrees)
42°00'24" N, 96°14'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/728402/4654197 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Onawa SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
IA 36810 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 23822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • April 2, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add back former name
  • February 27, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 16, 2013: Updated by Owen McCormick: Tolls removed 12/13
  • December 15, 2012: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • June 30, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith


  • Flickr Photo
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Article about Decatur Bridge - Newspaper article from Omaha World Herald. (undated)
  • Owen McCormick
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Luke


Burt County Toll Bridge
Posted December 15, 2012, by Roger Deschner

This bridge was closed from June 27 to November 2, 2011, due to the Missouri River flood. Full info from Iowa Dept Transportation here: http://www.news.iowadot.gov/newsandinfo/2011/11/iowa-175-bet...