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128th Avenue Bridge

Status: Collapsed in a tractor collision

Location: 43.496178,-91.650945

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Carries 128th Avenue over North Bear Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 71.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over North Bear Creek on 128th Avenue
History: Built 1949; collapsed 2005
Built: 1949

Location: Winneshiek County

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246920

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Side View Looking West - April 2004

Winneshiek County

246921

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Road View Looking South - April 2004

Winneshiek County

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160th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced in 2004

Location: 43.168867,-91.958266

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Carries 160th Street over Turkey River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 177.0 Feet
Span Length: 98.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Turkey River on 160th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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McCaffrey Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 43.410232,-91.890896

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Carries 244th Avenue over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Two riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss spans
Total Length: 248.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Two-span through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 244th Avenue, east of Bluffton
History: Built 1924
Built: 1924

Location: Winneshiek County

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101893

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Overview

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101894

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West end

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101895

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Deck view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason Smith

146785

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Entering the bridge from Bluffton

Note: The following pictures were taken while touring the county with my parents, wife, daughter, and friend.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146786

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Close up of the west entrance and the cliffs

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146787

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Oblique view from the west end

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146788

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Close up of the west span

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146789

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Behind the west span

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146790

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A closer look at the portal of the west span

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146791

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West approach

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

181724

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

181725

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

181726

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

192968

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244th ave double thru truss 1/31/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192969

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244th ave double thru truss

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192970

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244th ave double thru truss

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192971

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244th ave double thru truss

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192972

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192973

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192974

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192975

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192976

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192977

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192978

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

192979

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244th ave double thru truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

411060

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Behind west portal

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411061

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Center pier

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411062

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Damaged railing

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411063

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East portal

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411064

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Hip joint

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411065

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Sub strut

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411066

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View from northwest

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411067

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West portal

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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360th Street Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 43.473849,-92.075803

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Carries 360th Street over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 147.0 Feet
Span Length: 73.0 Feet

Overview: Two-span pony truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 360th Street northwest of Kendallville
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Winneshiek County

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101896

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Overview

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason Smith

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Bear Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge consisting of two retired side by side flat car railcars

Location: 43.445520,-91.689171

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Carries Bear Creek Road over Bear Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 52.2 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Bear Creek Road
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: Winneshiek County

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Bohemian Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.235228,-92.002486

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Carries 305th Avenue over Bohemian Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 75.1 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Bohemian Creek on 305th Avenue
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Winneshiek County

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Bohemian Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.226167,-92.019405

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Carries 312th Avenue over Bohemian Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Bohemian Creek on 312th Avenue
History: Built 1962
Built: 1962

Location: Winneshiek County

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Bohemian Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.214005,-92.062273

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Carries 337th Avenue over Bohemian Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 57.1 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Bohemian Creek on 337th Avenue
History: Built 1915; Replaced 2013
Built: 1915

Location: Winneshiek County

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Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.359046,-91.668451

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Carries Wren Valley Road over Canoe Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 66.9 Feet
Span Length: 65.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Canoe Creek on Wren Valley Road
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.371183,-91.723301

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Carries 301st Street over Canoe Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 69.9 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Canoe Creek on 301st Street
History: Built 1942
Built: 1942

Location: Winneshiek County

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Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.354568,-91.676252

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Carries Pleasant View Road (Pleasant View Rd) over Canoe Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 154.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Canoe Creek on Pleasant View Road (Pleasant View Rd)
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Winneshiek County

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111051

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Overview of the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111052

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111053

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east entrance

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111054

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Weight limit sign, end post, and vertical post

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111055

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Entering the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111056

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Portal bracing

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111057

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Pin-connected joint (close-up)

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

111058

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Inside the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 43.385597,-91.790010

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Carries Local road over Canoe Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 104.0 Feet
Span Length: 101.1 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Canoe Creek on a local road
History: Replaced 2001
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 43.385526,-91.749938

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Carries Local road over Canoe Creek
Design: arch/through/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through arch
Total Length: 79.1 Feet
Span Length: 79.1 Feet

Overview: Rainbow arch bridge over Canoe Creek on a local road
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.403136,-91.807452

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Carries 320th Street over Canoe Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Canoe Creek on 320th Street
History: Built 1924; rehabilitated 1987
Built: 1924

Location: Winneshiek County

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Chimney Rock Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 43.421501,-91.935102

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Carries Chimney Rock Road over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Pin-connected, 10-panel Parker through truss with Town Lattice portal bracing
Total Length: 162.1 Feet
Span Length: 158.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Chimney Rock Road
History: Built 1906 by the Continental Bridge Co. Relocated here in 1952- is the first bridge built at this location.
Built: 1906

Location: Winneshiek County

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101897

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Oblique view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101898

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West portal

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101899

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East portal

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101900

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Behind the east portal

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101901

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Plaque

Continental Bridge Co.
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Chicago Ill.

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101902

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Scenery

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

146792

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View from the north bank of the river

The following were taken while giving my parents, brother, daughter, wife, and friend a tour of the county.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146793

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Behind the protal from the river

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146794

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Approaching the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146795

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View of the river from the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146796

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146797

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Inside the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

146798

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Oblique view from the parking lot

The bridge really stands out from the trees

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

388115

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

388116

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

388114

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

193003

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193004

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193005

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193006

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193008

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193009

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193010

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193011

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193012

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193013

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193014

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193015

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193016

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193017

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193018

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193019

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193020

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

193021

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bald eagle from Chimney Rock thru truss one of the many added highlights of bridge hunting

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

411068

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Barricade

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411069

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Damage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411070

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Damaged vertical member

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411071

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Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411072

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Hip joint

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411073

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Lower chord connection with U bolt

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411074

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Overhead bracing

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411075

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Plaque

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411076

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Shoe

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411077

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Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

508328

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The old and the new

Photo taken by Peter Johnson

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Clark's Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 43.464710,-92.039346

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Carries 360th Street over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 151.9 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 360th Street north of Kendallville
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Winneshiek County

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101903

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Overview

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101904

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West portal

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101905

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East portal

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101906

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Joint

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388118

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Cold Water Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.434187,-91.948229

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Carries Cold Water Creek Road over Cold Water Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 49.9 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Cold Water Creek on Cold Water Creek Road
History: Built 1962
Built: 1962

Location: Winneshiek County

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411078

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Driving east

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411079

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Driving west

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411080

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Riveted joint

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411081

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Truss

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

508329

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Photo taken by Peter Johnson

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Coon Creek Road Bridge

Status: Destroyed in a car collision and replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.317500,-91.670278

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Carries Coon Creek Road over Trout River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 70.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Trout River on Coon Creek Road
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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Dry Run Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.261248,-91.883174

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Carries 245th Avenue over Dry Run Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 59.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Dry Run Creek on 245th Avenue
History: Built 1941; Replaced 2007
Built: 1941

Location: Winneshiek County

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Dry Run Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 43.260278,-91.858611

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Carries Local road over Dry Run Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 38.1 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Dry Run Creek on a local road
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Winneshiek County

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Hog's Back Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.295715,-91.808800

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Carries US 52 over Dry Run Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 84.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Dry Run Creek on US 52 in Decorah
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Winneshiek County

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110355

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Kevin Davison

235601

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Photo taken by Kevin Davison

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Hogs Back Bridge

Photo taken by Lee Smith in October 2017

435632

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Hogs Back Bridge

Photo taken by Lee Smith in October 2017

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Tavener's Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.305813,-91.809131

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Carries Fifth Avenue over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Riveted Parker through truss
Total Length: 206.0 Feet
Span Length: 176.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Fifth Avenue in Decorah
History: Built 1913; replaced 2005
Built: 1913

Location: Winneshiek County

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Decorah Fifth Ave Bridge

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Fort Atkinson Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic
Slated for demolition and replacement.

Location: 43.153008,-91.928990

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Carries 150th Street over Little Turkey River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Total Length: 183.1 Feet
Span Length: 131.9 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Little Turkey River on 150th Street in Fort Atkinson
History: Built 1892 by D.H. Young of Manchester, Iowa
Built: 1892

Location: Winneshiek County

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101907

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Overview

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101908

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Oblique view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101909

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East portal

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101910

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Deck view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101911

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Lower joint

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101912

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Behind the portal

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Portal decorations

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Plaque

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

181730

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

181731

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Unknown inscription

C8 H Co? Does anyone know what this is supposed to mean?

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Artistic floor view

This weed was growing out of the bridge's planks and therefore became a candidate for an artwork photo. :-)

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

266151

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

266154

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Freeport Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.290460,-91.759960

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Carries Footpath over dry ground
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 160.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Relocated bowstring through truss bridge at Trout Run Park in Decorah
History: Originally built 1878 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. over Upper Iowa River on a county road; relocated 1989
Built: 1878

Location: Winneshiek County

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101915

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Side view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101916

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Oblique view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101917

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East portal

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101918

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Deck view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Lower chord joint

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101920

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Plaque

Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Builders Canton Ohio
Pat. Apr. 26, 1870 & Feb. 11, 1873

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101921

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Side view

Photos taken Nov. 1985 by Clayton B. Fraser of the Historic American Engineering Record

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101922

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Oblique view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101923

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North portal

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101924

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Deck view

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

101925

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Stone abutment

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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view at the park

These winter photos were too irresistable.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

147328

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Oblique view

For the third time this was taken at this particular spot- on a sunny day. This was part of the tour with my parents, wife, daughter, and friend.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Close-up of the octagonal pin-connections

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Behind the portal bracing

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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View from the Gunderson Bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Entering the bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Plaque

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Transversal view from the west.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

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Builders Plate

Photo taken by Lee Smith in October 2017

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Freeport Bridge

Photo taken by Lee Smith in October 2017

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Old and New

Photo taken by Lee Smith in October 2017

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Gilliece Bridge

Status: Closed following collapse.
Scheduled for replacement. Available for sale by Workin' Bridges.

Location: 43.414870,-91.958700

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Carries Cattle Creek Road over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 151.0 Feet
Span Length: 129.0 Feet

Overview: Bowstring through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Cattle Creek Road
History: Built 1874 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Collapsed under overweight load May 5th, 2017.
Built: 1874

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overview

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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South portal

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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North portal

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Standing on bridge

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Overhead bracing

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers in May 2017

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers in May 2017

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers May 2017

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers May 2017

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers in May 2017

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side view

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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thru view

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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damage

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Two things america got right, cars and bridges

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Two things america got right, cars and bridges

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Two things america got right, cars and bridges

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Daleys Bridge Sign

Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Fellow bridge hunter in front of my car Cattle Creek Bowstring Thru Truss 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Me standing on the 137 yr old bowstring thru truss

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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friendly iowa folks walling across the bridge

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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taken 4/10/2011 South Portal

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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taken 4/10/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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taken 4/10/2011 Upper Iowa River

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2012

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Barricade

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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East abutment

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Missing bridge

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Upper chord pieces

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Wreckage

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Henry Bridge

Status: Demolished. Replacement bridge being built
Replaced

Location: 43.363657,-91.850815

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Carries Scenic River Road over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 121.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Scenic River Road
History: Built 1911
Built: 1911

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason Smith

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View from a distance

Photo taken Oct. 2005 by Jason Smith

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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View from the east end

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Behind the truss and portal bracing

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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The portal bracing with the bluffs in the background

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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vertical post and pin-connections

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Plaque

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Side view

These photos were taken while showing my parents, friend, wife, and daughter the bridges in Winneshiek Co. For my wife and me, it was our third time in the county, but for the rest, it was the first time.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Behind the portal from the park

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Henry Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Bluff behind henry bridge

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Trout Fishing

Summer 2011.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in July 2011

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Still Waters

Evening light.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in July 2011

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Looking West

Wood bridge deck rumbles when cars cross.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in August 2011

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From the Campground

From Hutchinson Family Farm Campground.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in August 2011

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Lawrence Bridge

Status: Privately owned
Bridge is privately owned

Location: 43.095800,-92.065093

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Carries 330th Avenue over Little Turkey River
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 83.0 Feet
Span Length: 83.0 Feet

Overview: Closed pony truss bridge over Little Turkey River on 330th Avenue in Jackson Junction
History: Built 1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Built: 1880

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Middle Ossian Road Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 43.241458,-91.783588

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Carries Middle Ossian over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 39.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on Middle Ossian Road
History: Built 1908; replaced 2002
Built: 1908

Location: Winneshiek County

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Local Road Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 43.284225,-91.664379

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Carries Local road over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 61.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on a local road
History: Replaced 2003
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Local Road Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 43.322222,-91.730556

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Carries Sand Rock Road over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on Sand Rock Road
History: Replaced 1999
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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North Bear Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.471117,-91.643638

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Carries Bear Road over North Bear Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over North Bear Creek on Bear Road
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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North Bear Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.457186,-91.633818

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Carries 360th Street (360th St) over North Bear Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt through truss bridge
Total Length: 120.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over North Bear Creek on 360th Street (360th St)
History: Built in 1909
Built: 1909

Location: Winneshiek County

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Plaque sometime before it disappeared

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North Fork Yellow River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a slab

Location: 43.174689,-91.614291

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Carries 111th Avenue over North Fork of Yellow River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over North Fork of Yellow River on 111th Avenue
History: Built ca. 1910; Replaced 2000
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Winneshiek County

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Oneota Drive Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.297138,-91.808242

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Carries Oneota Drive over Dry Run Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Riveted Warren pony truss
Total Length: 91.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Dry Run Creek on Oneota Drive in Decorah
History: Built 1948
Built: 1948

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Brian McKee in July 2009

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Photo taken by Brian McKee in July 2009

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Photo taken by Brian McKee in July 2009

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Photo taken by Brian McKee in July 2009

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Oneota Drive Bridge

Photo taken by Lee Smith in October 2017

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Pine Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.486579,-91.889835

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Carries CR A14 over Pine Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Pine Creek on CR A14
History: Rehabilitated 1961
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Pine Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.435258,-91.907651

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Carries Pine Creek Road over Pine Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 72.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Pine Creek on Pine Creek Road
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Rodgers Creek Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.142832,-91.940211

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Carries Rodgers Creek Road over Rodgers Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 77.1 Feet
Span Length: 75.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Rogers Creek on Rodgers Creek Road in Fort Atkinson
History: Built 1900, Rehabilitated 1962; Replaced 2012
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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Tangen Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.103333,-91.803611

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Carries 202nd Avenue over Tangen Creek
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Tangen Creek on 202nd Avenue
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Winneshiek County

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Trout Run Trail - Kingpost Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians for trail use

Location: 43.274223,-91.793415

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Carries Trail over Trout Run Tributary
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss (lower chord pin-connected, upper chord riveted)
Total Length: 36.0 Feet
Span Length: 35.0 Feet

Overview: Kingpost pony truss bridge relocated to Trout Run Trail in Decorah
History: Built ca. 1895
Built: ca. 1895

Location: Winneshiek County

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Original location

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Side view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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View of abutment

Note: This bridge will be relocated in the near future to be reused on the Trout Run Bike Trail.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Overview in new location

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Close-up of truss

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Ten Mile Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.331902,-91.857243

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Carries 235th Avenue over Ten Mile Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Riveted, 5-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Total Length: 69.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on 235th Avenue
History: Built 1900; Replaced 2013
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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view from the north.......

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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....and the south

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Looking north

Photo taken by Don Morrison in November 2012

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Damage to a vertical

Photo taken by Don Morrison in November 2012

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Looking west from the deck

Photo taken by Don Morrison in November 2012

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Embargoed at 3 tons

Photo taken by Don Morrison in November 2012

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Ten Mile Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.320202,-91.920991

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Carries 265th Street over Ten Mile Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 32.2 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on 265th Street
History: Built 1900; Replaced 2010
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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Turkey River Bridge

Status: Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete. Removed from NRHP 10-15-14
Bridge has been demolished and replaced. The county ran out of money and the estimate to relocate and preserve as a non-functional exhibit was higher than expected.

Location: 43.085119,-91.893926

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Carries Little Church Road over Turkey River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 177.2 Feet
Span Length: 159.1 Feet

Overview: Bowstring through truss bridge over Turkey River on Little Church Road
History: Built 1873 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Demolished and replaced in 2010.
Built: 1873

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Overview

These pictures were taken just as the sun was setting.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Entering the bridge from the north

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Transversal view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Deck view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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View of Turkey River

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Close-up of gusset

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view from the south east

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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...and with some vegetation

Note: This was taken at the time when temperatures were below 10°F and frost was still existent.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Deck view

The following are black and white photos.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Side view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view from the northeast

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view from the southeast

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Ward and Teslow Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.113001,-91.905415

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Carries 123rd Street over Turkey River
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with riveted connections
Total Length: 185.0 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Turkey River on 123rd Street
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Underneath the top chord

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Turkey River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.313056,-92.050556

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Carries Madison Road over Turkey River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 147.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Turkey River on Madison Road
History: Built 1964
Built: 1964

Location: Winneshiek County

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230th Street-Turkey River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.270195,-92.020437

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Carries 230th Street over Turkey River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 6-panel, riveted Pratt through truss
Total Length: 110.9 Feet
Span Length: 109.9 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on 230th Street
History: Built 1959
Built: 1959

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Troy Knox

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Photo taken by Troy Knox

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Photo taken by Troy Knox

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Photo taken by Troy Knox

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Photo taken by Troy Knox

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Turkey River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.255280,-92.008878

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Carries 220th Street over Turkey River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 109.9 Feet
Span Length: 109.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Turkey River on 220th Street
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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Turkey River Bridge

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Photo taken by Troy Knox in February 2021

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Turkey River Bridge

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Nutting Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.094358,-91.759200

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Carries 107th Street over Nutting Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Nutting Creek on 107th Street
History: Built 1916; Replaced 2016
Built: 1916

Location: Winneshiek County

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180th Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.096955,-91.750547

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Carries 180th Avenue over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 53.2 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on 180th Avenue
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Winneshiek County

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December 2009 - Side View Looking NorthEast

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October 2003 - Road View Looking North

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Krumm Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.133352,-91.975304

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Carries 135th Street over Krumm Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 57.1 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Krumm Creek on 135th Street
History: Built 1965
Built: 1965

Location: Winneshiek County

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Otter Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.272855,-92.042193

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Carries 325th Avenue over Otter Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 52.2 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on 325th Avenue
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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North Canoe Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.392521,-91.770736

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Carries 314th Street over North Canoe Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 55.0 Feet
Span Length: 54.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over North Canoe Creek on 314th Street
History:
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Location: Winneshiek County

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Scenic River Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.363673,-91.882438

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Carries Scenic River Road over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 33.0 Feet
Span Length: 32.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on Scenic River Road
History: Built 1946; replaced 2016
Built: 1946

Location: Winneshiek County

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Minor Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.411451,-92.018105

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Carries 310th Avenue over Minor Creek
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Minor Creek on 310th Avenue
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Winneshiek County

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Silver Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.394343,-92.048253

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Carries 328th Avenue over Silver Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 36.0 Feet
Span Length: 35.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Silver Creek on 328th Avenue
History: Rehabilitated 1996
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Bear Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.483935,-91.630660

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Carries Bear Road over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 55.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on Bear Road
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: Winneshiek County

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Upper Bluffton Bridge

Status: Queenpost span is relocated to a nearby property to be used as a driveway; through truss span was scrapped.

Location: 43.404673,-91.914722

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Carries W. Ravine Road over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Main span: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss Approach: Pin-connected, 3-panel QueenPost pony truss
Total Length: 154.2 Feet
Span Length: 116.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on W. Ravine Road
History: Built 1878 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated in 2001; closed to traffic in 2009; queenpost span now private property, through truss span is gone
Built: 1878

Location: Winneshiek County

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Side view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Oblique view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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West portal

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Deck view

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Approach

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Center pier

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Railing

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Center plaque

Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Canton, O
Builders
Patented Nov. 21st, 1876

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Endpost plaque

Patented
1878

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Scenic view from the bridge

Photo taken October 2005 by Jason & Birgit Smith

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Entrance to the bridge...

...and the barricades that pretty much tell the story about the bridge's future.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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The east entrance

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Close-up of the east portal bracing/ connections

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Inside the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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View of the Upper Iowa from the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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The bluffs

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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The oblique view from the park

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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View of the bluffs in the distance

Taken from the bridge

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Side view of the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Close-up of the main truss

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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and the pony truss.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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The truss and roadway

A perfect view with the trees in the background

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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The west portal with the vertical clearance sign/bar

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Underneath the top chord of the pony truss

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The truss and the rehabilitated pier

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Where the through truss end post and pony truss end post meet

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Close up of the pin-connections

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September 2009

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Underneath the bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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The (rehabilitated) center pier

According to the engineer, the pier was reinforced with a concrete/ steel pier in 2000, as the original stone pier was decaying, causing part of the bridge to fall into the river.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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Oblique view of the entire bridge

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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Behind the trees

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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And even a closer shot from far away

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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Oblique view from the south east

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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The ornamental design and plaque on the upper end post

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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The plaque (albeit with holes)

This was the last shot taken during our final homage to the bridge. It is scheduled for replacement next year and my wife and I (who were last there in 2005) wanted to show my parents, daughter, and friend of ours this lovely vintage work of art before it eventually becomes a scrap of metal to be recycled in the furnace and reused for.... There is hope for reusing the bridge, as this option is being looked at, but time is running out for this bridge.

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in September, 2009

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Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Caps

Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Builders Plaque

Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Eagle

Bald Eagle Picture from bridge

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Fellow bridge hunter on deck

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Upper Bluffton Bridge 1/30/2011

Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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Upper bluffton IA

Enhanced photo of builder's plate

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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Lundy Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.347777,-91.620290

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Carries 143rd Avenue (143rd Ave) over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 217.2 Feet
Span Length: 149.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Lundy Bridge Road
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Winneshiek County

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view from the north bank of the Upper Iowa

This is the Lundy Bridge, which spans the Upper Iowa River on Lundy Bridge Road. This is the eastern most bridge in Winneshiek County

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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north entrance

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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another oblique view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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south entrance with pony truss span

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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south entrance with view of the hills and forest

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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view from the parking lot of the boat ramp

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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close-up of riveted joints

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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portal bracing

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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height comparison between the photographer and the bridge

This was taken during the time the author witnessed two mating bald eagles flying over the river just east of the bridge. The author (on the bridge) was unfortunate enough to run out of film to photograph this lovely event, while Birgit took this shot with the digital camera. JS

Photo taken by Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Bolson Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.318309,-91.673205

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Carries 143rd Avenue over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Riveted, 8-panel Parker through truss
Total Length: 196.2 Feet
Span Length: 114.2 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 143rd Avenue
History: Built 1924; Rehabilitated 1974
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Bolson Bridge

south entrance

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Bolson Bridge

north entrance

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in February 2008

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Bolson Bridge

close up of bridge damage

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Bolson Bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view

The following photos were all taken in black and white

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Side view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Transversal view

Photo taken by Jason and Birgit Smith in December 2007

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Lower Bluffton Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.406945,-91.897766

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Carries CSAH W 20 over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt through truss bridge with A-frame portal bracings
Total Length: 171.9 Feet
Span Length: 140.1 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Highway W20
History: Built 1911 by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Works Company; replaced 1999
Built: 1911

Location: Winneshiek County

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Upper Iowa River Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 43.492146,-92.079983

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Carries 345th Avenue over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 168.0 Feet
Span Length: 109.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 345th Avenue
History: Built 1874
Built: 1874

Location: Winneshiek County

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Gunderson Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.290800,-91.758400

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Carries Trout Run Trail over Trout Run
Design: truss/modern/pony/bowstring
Design Details: Modern bowstring pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Modern bowstring pony truss bridge over Trout Run on Trout Run Trail just east of Freeport Bridge at Trout Run Park in Decorah
History: Built in 2007 by Big R Construction Englewood, CO.
Built: 2007

Location: Winneshiek County

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Side view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Plaque

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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east entrance

At the time of this photo, the bridge was not open to traffic yet. It is to be in use later this year. Bridge is named after nearby hospital

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Overview

1. This was taken as part of the tour through Winneshiek County with my wife, daughter, parents, and friend of ours. 2. This was taken at the exact location as in December, 2007 3. The bridge is now part of the Trout Run Trail and open to traffic

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Inside the bridge- look at the truss and flooring

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Oblique view

Photo taken by Jason Smith in September 2009

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in June 2010

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Steyer Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.298322,-91.811136

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Carries Oneata Drive over Twin Springs Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Twin Springs Creek on Oneata Drive
History: Limestone deck arch was locally built by Michael Steyer.
Built: 1875

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Close-up of bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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View of arch

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Engravings

1875 Michael Steyer

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Underneath the US 52 Bridge

Note: This bridge is literally located underneath the US Hwy. 52 Bridge, which was built in 1962 as part of the plan to bypass Decorah.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Moneek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 43.107372,-91.673014

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Carries over
Design: truss/pony/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bowstring pony truss bridge
History: Built ca. 1872. Relocated to Castalia City Park ca. 1993
Built: ca. 1872

Location: Winneshiek County

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This Bowstring pony truss formerly spanned the Yellow River, but has been relocated to the Castalia City Park.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2007

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2007

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2007

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OCT 24 1872 Note the "5" in the upper right corner.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2007

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2007

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Historical marker.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2007

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Kevin Skow in May 2016

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Distant View, Showing Bridge In Context With Agricultural (Pastures And Cornfields) Setting; Looking Southeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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View Of East Approach To Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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View Of West Approach To Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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View Of North Side Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Three-Quarter View Of Bridge Looking Northeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Close-Up View Of North Side Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Underside Of Bridge Deck; Looking West

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Showing End Of Truss Bearing On Abutment; Looking Southeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Top View Of End Connection Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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View Of End Of Truss Showing Casting S In Upper Chord Connection

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Top View Of Upper Chord Connection Casting

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Upper Chord Connections

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail Side-View Of Upper Chord Connection

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Elevation From South

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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3/4 View From Southwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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3/4 View From Southeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Southwest Bearing Plate, From Southeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Connections On Top Chord, From Southwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Connections On Bottom Chord, From Southwest

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IA24 Turkey River Overflow Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.098018,-92.066948

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Carries Ia 24 over Turkey River Overflow
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 116.1 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Turkey River Overflow on Ia 24 in Jackson Junction
History: Built 1930; Replaced 2013
Built: 1933

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Close-up of Stringer design

Note: The Lawrence Bridge is located just 200ft. before this bridge going westward.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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DME - Little Turkey River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.099000,-92.065620

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Carries Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad over Little Turkey River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Deck Plate Girder viaduct over Little Turkey River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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Close-up of steel trestle

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

West Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

West Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

Center Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

Main Tower

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

East Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

West Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DM&E Little Turkey River Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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Eureka Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 43.107382,-91.673010

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Carries over Displayed on flat ground
Design: truss/pony/bowstring
Design Details: "The wrought-iron Eureka Bridge is an example of the bowstring bridge, called bowstring truss or iron arch in the nineteenth century. Bowstring bridges were widely built in Iowa in the period 1860-1880. As with other iron bridges, they were usually produced in the shops of large bridge companies. The Eureka Bridge represents the small minority of such bridges designed and built by local entrepreneurs in regional machine shops.

"This document was prepared as part of the Iowa Historic Bridges Recording Project performed durng the Summer of 1995 by the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). The project was sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT)."

Historian: James C. Hippen, HAER 1996
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Total Length: 28.8 Feet
Span Length: 28.8 Feet

Overview: Bowstring pony truss bridge over land, it is displayed on flat ground in Castalia
History: Built 1872; Relocated to City Park, Castalia, Iowa 1995
Built: 1872

Location: Winneshiek County

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Distant View, Showing Bridge In Context With Agricultural (Pastures And Cornfields) Setting; Looking Southeast

This bridge was also documented by Robert Elder at Moneek Bridge in the Winneshiek County listings.

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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View Of East Approach To Bridge

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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View Of West Approach To Bridge

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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View Of North Side Of Bridge

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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Three-Quarter View Of Bridge Looking Northeast

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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Close-Up View Of North Side Of Bridge

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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Underside Of Bridge Deck; Looking West

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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Detail View Showing End Of Truss Bearing On Abutment; Looking Southeast

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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Top View Of End Connection Of Bridge

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

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View Of End Of Truss Showing Casting S In Upper Chord Connection

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

124255

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Top View Of Upper Chord Connection Casting

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

124256

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Detail View Of Upper Chord Connections

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

124257

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Detail Side-View Of Upper Chord Connection

Photo by J. Ceronie, photographer, Bennett, Muessig & Associates, Ltd., Iowa City, IA, May 1983, for HAER

124258

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Elevation From South

Photo by Joe Elliott, Summer 1995, for HAER

124259

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3/4 View From Southwest

Photo by Joe Elliott, Summer 1995, for HAER

124260

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3/4 View From Southeast

Photo by Joe Elliott, Summer 1995, for HAER

124261

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Southwest Bearing Plate, From Southeast

Photo by Joe Elliott, Summer 1995, for HAER

124262

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Connections On Top Chord, From Southwest

Photo by Joe Elliott, Summer 1995, for HAER

124263

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Connections On Bottom Chord, From Southwest

Photo by Joe Elliott, Summer 1995, for HAER

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Lower Plymouth Rock Bridge

Status:

Location: 43.431710,-91.997247

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Carries Cold Water Creek Road over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: "The Lower Plymouth Rock Bridge is one of the few intact examples remaining of what had once been the standard rural roadway bridge type of the 1870s in America: the bowstring arch-truss. This patented tubular arch design was marketed extensively throughout the United States and Canada by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, one of this country's most important 19th century iron bridge fabricators. The Lower Plymouth Rock Bridge is the oldest bowstring remaining in its original position in Winneshiek County.

Clayton B. Fraser, January 1986
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Total Length: 130.0 Feet
Span Length: 128.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Cold Water Creek Road in Fremont Township
History: Built 1877 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; replaced in 1986
Built: 1877

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overall View Of Bridge And County Road. View To West

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124420

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South Web. View To North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124421

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South Web. View To North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124422

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West Portal. View To East

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124423

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East Portal. View To West

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124424

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South Web And East Portal. View To Northwest

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124425

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South Web And West Portal. View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124426

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South Web Detail, Showing Upper And Lower Chord Connections. View To Northwest

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124427

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South Web Detail, Showing Upper And Lower Chord Connections. View To Northwest

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124428

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West Abutment. View To Northwest

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124429

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South Web Detail, Showing Upper And Lower Chord Connections And East Abutment. View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124430

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North Web Detail, Showing Lower Chord Connection Of Webbed Vertical (Panel Point C). View To Southwest

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124431

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Deck And Webbed Vertical Detail, Showing Lower Chord Connection (Panel Point I). View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124432

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Deck / Vertical / Strut And Bracing Detail. View To West

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124433

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East Abutment And Wingwall. View To North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124434

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East Abutment, Showing Bearing Shoe Pocket (Panel Point M). View To North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124435

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West Abutment, Showing Bearing Shoe Pocket (Panel Point A). View To North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124436

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Lower Chord Connection Of Webbed Vertical (Panel Point E). View To Southeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124437

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Lower Chord Connection Of Angle Vertical (Panel Point B). View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124438

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Upper Chord Connection Of Webbed Vertical, Showing Cast Iron Skewback (Panel Point C). View To South

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124439

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Upper Chord Connection Of Angle Vertical, Showing Cast Iron Skewback (Panel Point B). View To South

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124440

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Upper Chord Connection Of Webbed Vertical (Panel Point I). View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124441

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Upper Chord Connection Of Webbed Vertical At Midspan (Panel Point G). View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124442

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Upper Chord Connection Of Angle Vertical (Panel Point J). View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124443

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Upper Chord Connection Of 1' Square Vertical (Panel Point H). View To Northeast

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124444

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Upper Lateral Bracing Connector Ring (Panel Point F). View To East

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, November 1985, for HAER

124446

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Broachamp Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 43.118333,-91.876667

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Carries IA 150 over Broachamp Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 39.0 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Broachamp Creek on IA 150
History: Built 1929; rehabilitated 1956; replaced 1994
Built: 1929

Location: Winneshiek County

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Mechanic Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 0.000000,0.000000

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Carries Mechanic Street over Dry Run Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 76.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Dry Run Creek on Mechanic Street in Decorah
History: Built 1930; Replaced by a culvert in 2005
Built: 1930

Location: Winneshiek County

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IA24 Turkey River Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 43.145963,-91.930316

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Carries Ia Hwy. 24 over Turkey River
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete deck girder bridge over Turkey River on Ia Hwy. 24
History: Built in 1933 replacing an earlier span; Replaced 2007
Built: 1933

Location: Winneshiek County

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Driveway Bridge

Status: Open to private traffic

Location: 43.414570,-91.973920

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Carries Driveway over Martha Creek
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Kingpost pony truss bridge over Martha Creek on driveway
History: Built ?
Built: ?

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

197096

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Photo taken by Benjamin Cole

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DME - Castalia Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.114344,-91.681302

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Carries Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad over U.S. 52
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 96.0 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Through Plate Girder bridge over U.S. 52 on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Winneshiek County

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Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

440792

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440793

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440794

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440795

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440796

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440797

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440798

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440799

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Under Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440800

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Details

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440801

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440802

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440803

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440804

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440805

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Girder Details

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440806

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Main Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440807

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440808

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DM&E US-52 Bridge

Overview

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Twin Bridges

Status: Collapsed and replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.308834,-91.775431

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Carries Road over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Road
History: Built 1878; collapsed 1980
Built: 1878

Location: Winneshiek County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

249778

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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Phelps Park Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.299642,-91.799282

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Carries Pedestrian Pathway over Ravine
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Ravine on Pedestrian Pathway
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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East Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.201007,-91.947973

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Carries Bridge Street over Turkey River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Turkey River on Bridge Street
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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259478

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Fitzgerald Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.081964,-91.678694

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Carries Field Entrance? over Fitzgerald Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Fitzgerald Creek on Field Entrance?
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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IA139 Kendallville Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.441351,-92.036102

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Carries Hwy. 139 over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt through truss bridge
Total Length: 257.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Upper Iowa River on Old alignment of Iowa 139
History: Built in 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Winneshiek County

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273136

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Old Kendallville Bridge

Pier foundation below the surface

Photo taken by Don Morrison in January 2014

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Silver Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.461327,-91.865503

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Carries 236th Avenue (Old US 52) over Silver Creek
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 33.1 Feet

Overview: Girder bridge over Silver Creek on 236th Avenue (Old US 52)
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Winneshiek County

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411097

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Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

411098

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Driving north

Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2017

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Drainage Ditch Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 43.337312,-91.807936

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Carries Field Entrance over Drainage ditch
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 54.1 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Drainage Ditch on Field Entrance
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Winneshiek County

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Drainage Ditch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.366035,-91.651371

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Carries Local road over Drainage ditch
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 62.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Drainage ditch on Local road
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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South Bear Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.439756,-91.670476

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Carries Driveway off Highlandville Road over South Bear Creek
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Kingpost pony truss bridge over South Bear Creek on a driveway off Highlandville Road
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Tavener's Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.305975,-91.808281

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Carries 5th Avenue over Upper Iowa River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on 5th Avenue
History: Built 1895; Replaced 1913
Built: 1895

Location: Winneshiek County

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Ridgeway Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.299026,-92.036429

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Carries Road over Turkey River
Design: truss/pony/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Turkey River on Road
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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352042

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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MILW - Dry Run Bridge #3

Status: Removed

Location: 43.291642,-91.804872

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Carries Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad over Dry Run
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Dry Run on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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357842

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IA9 Dry Run Bridge #3

Status: Removed

Location: 43.291642,-91.804872

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Carries IA 9 over Dry Run
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Dry Run on IA 9
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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357841

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Happy Hollow Road Bridge

Status: Removed but relocated

Location: 43.337932,-91.888674

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Carries Happy Hollow Road over Ten Mile Creek
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Kingpost pony truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Happy Hollow Road
History: Built ca. 1895
Built: 1895

Location: Winneshiek County

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DME - Rodgers Creek Bridge (East)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.143416,-91.940775

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Carries Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad over Rodgers Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 194.0 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Rodgers Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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440809

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440810

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440811

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440812

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Main Spans

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440813

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440814

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440815

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440816

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440817

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Approach Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440818

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440819

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Under Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440820

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440821

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440822

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Center Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440823

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440824

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

East Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440825

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440826

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

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DME - Rodgers Creek Bridge (West)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.142618,-91.945195

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Carries Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad over Rodgers Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 165.0 Feet
Span Length: 55.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Rodgers Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Winneshiek County

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440827

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440828

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440829

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440830

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440831

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440832

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440833

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440834

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440835

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440836

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440837

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440838

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440839

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

West Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2018

440840

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DM&E Rodgers Creek Bridge

Plaque

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Bear Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.445736,-91.689147

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Carries Bear Creek Rd over Bear Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details: Two retired flat cars placed side by side
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Bear Creek on Bear Creek Rd
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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454306

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454307

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454308

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454309

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454310

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454311

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454312

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454313

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454314

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454316

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454317

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454318

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454319

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454320

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454321

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

454322

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Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell in July 2019

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Dunning Springs Stone Arch

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.311530,-91.791242

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Carries Pedestrian Path over Dunning Springs
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Dunning Springs on Pedestrian Path
History: Built 2017-19
Built: 2017

Location: Winneshiek County

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488169

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Courtesy of the Decorah News

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College Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.341139,-91.808678

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Carries College Drive over Drainage Ditch
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch on College Drive
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Winneshiek County

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DM&E - Bridge #R-138

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.162684,-91.915640

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Carries Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad over Tributary of Turkey River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 86.0 Feet
Span Length: 86.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Tributary of Turkey River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
History: Built Ca. 1920
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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MILW - Bridge #R-136

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.162680,-91.915640

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Carries Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad over Tributary of Turkey River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 90.0 Feet
Span Length: 45.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Tributary of Turkey River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1913; Replaced Ca. 1920 and one span reused
Built: 1913

Location: Winneshiek County

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Union Spring Stone Arch

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.295704,-91.817807

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Carries Road over Union Spring/Twin Springs
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Union Spring/Twin Springs on Road
History:
Built:

Location: Winneshiek County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923


Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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