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Cipra Branch Bridge

Photos 

One of several warnings

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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BH Photo #392425

Map 

Description 

Deck has been removed. Road leading up to the truss is almost non-existent, so it might be privately owned now.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Cipra Branch on Vanilla Avenue
Location
Adams County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.05563, -94.50906   (decimal degrees)
41°03'20" N, 94°30'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/373190/4546029 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prescott
Land survey
T. 72 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 11
Inventory numbers
IA 59460 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
25

Categories 

Abandoned (3,049)
Adams County, Iowa (33)
Built during 1910s (8,805)
Iowa (5,823)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Owned privately (1,308)
Pony truss (15,080)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,012)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,524)
Truss (29,545)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • May 12, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery. This bridge is abandoned and likely privately owned..
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected carried and crossed facilities

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Daniel Barnes