An apparent ice jam on the Des Moines river at the Wagon Wheel Bridge caused one of the bridge supports to buckle earlier today. The bridge at 2PM had not fallen into the river but it is unstable and is only a matter of time before it falls into the river.
The Wagon Wheel bridge has been closed to car traffic for several years after flooding damaged the trusses and supports for the bridge. This bridge is one of the few remaining large-scale wagon trusses in Iowa.
Clip 1 – Full zoomed out view of the warped bridge deck looking east.
Clip 2 – Zoomed in on damaged bridge deck.
Clip 3 – Partial zoom out of damaged bridge deck.
Clip 4 – Wide angle of bridge.
Clip 5 – Zoom in on damaged section of the bridge.
Clip 6 – Zoomed out side view of damaged bridge supports.
Clip 7 – Zoomed in side view of damaged bridge supports.
Clip 8 – Close up of damaged bridge supports.
Clip 9 – View of damaged bridge truss.
Clip 10 – Zoomed out view of ice floating down Des Moines River.
Clip 11 – Zoom in of ice floating down the Des Moines River.
Clip 12 – Zoomed out of bridge and ice floating down the Des Moines River.
Clip 13 – Zoomed in of bridge and ice floating down the Des Moines River.