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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
25
Inventory numbers
IA 59460 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2010)
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Abandoned (3,147)
Adams County, Iowa (33)
Built during 1910s (8,922)
Iowa (5,939)
One-lane traffic (7,485)
Owned privately (1,383)
Pony truss (15,151)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,106)
Structurally deficient (18,120)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,570)
Truss (29,799)
Wooden deck (5,884)

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