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Bloomington Road Bridge

Iowa Bridge Number 220800

Bloomington Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 2, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bloomington Road Over Big Creek
Location
Rural: Linn County, Iowa: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1925 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.72 Meters)
Structure Length
154.2 Feet (47 Meters)
Roadway Width
19.7 Feet (6 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
220800

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

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This bridge no longer exists!

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This eight panel truss bridge is a good representative example of a larger span standard plan truss bridge in Iowa. The bridge retains good historic integrity and appears to be more than sufficient for the rural road it carries. Original channel railings remain on the bridge. The National Bridge Inventory gives this bridge a surprisingly low Serious rating  for the superstructure of the bridge. Whatever problems on this bridge may be causing that low rating, they certainly could be easily corrected through a rehabilitation project. There is actually very little back rust or section loss on this bridge's trusses, even on the traditionally troublesome areas such as bottom chord connections.

This bridge carries a road that was apparently the first routing of the famous Lincoln Highway, called the Proclamation Route established in 1913. The route was realigned to other roads in the early 1920s. With a 1925 construction date this bridge falls out of context of the Lincoln Highway's association with Bloomington Road, however the historic bridge is still a nice addition to a historic roadway.

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