Berkhimer Bridge

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Berkhimer Bridge
Berkhimer Bridge.jpg
Facing east
Berkhimer Bridge is located in Iowa
Berkhimer Bridge
Berkhimer Bridge is located in the US
Berkhimer Bridge
Nearest city Humboldt, Iowa
Coordinates 42°44′21″N 94°15′11″W / 42.73917°N 94.25306°W / 42.73917; -94.25306Coordinates: 42°44′21″N 94°15′11″W / 42.73917°N 94.25306°W / 42.73917; -94.25306
Built 1899
Architect Clinton Bridge & Iron Works
Architectural style Pin-connected, 10-panel Pennsylvania through truss
MPS Highway Bridges of Iowa
NRHP Reference # 98000523
Added to NRHP May 15, 1998

Berkhimer Bridge is a high truss bridge built in 1899 located near Humboldt, Iowa. It spans the Des Moines River for 253.0 feet (77.1 m).[1]


Humboldt County Engineer Paul Jacobson speculated that Berkhimer Bridge may be closed due to an increase in traffic on the route. This is because the bridge is being used as an unofficial detour while work is being done on Highway 3 west of Humboldt.[1] The bridge was closed on June 1 due to the stated concerns.[2]

It was closed in 2001 and rehabilitated in 2005.


  1. ^ a b Wolf, Robert. "Humboldt Co. may close bridge." Article. Fort Dodge Messenger. Retrieved on May 27, 2009.
  2. ^ Thompsen, Kent. "Berkhimer Bridge is temporarily closed." 6/4/2009. Article. Archived July 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Humboldt Independent. Retrieved on August 20, 2009.