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Vanilla Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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BH Photo #392417

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over BNSF Railroad on Vanilla Avenue
Location
Adams County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 171.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.04007, -94.50923   (decimal degrees)
41°02'24" N, 94°30'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/373146/4544302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prescott
Land survey
T. 72 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 14
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
30
Inventory numbers
IA 59480 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Adams County, Iowa (33)
Amtrak (445)
BNSF Railway (1,155)
Built 1913 (778)
Built during 1910s (8,962)
Iowa (5,947)
One-lane traffic (7,501)
Open (37,162)
Owned by railroad (10,392)
Pony truss (15,187)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,070)
Structurally deficient (18,033)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,384)
Truss (29,877)
Wooden deck (5,894)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • April 4, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Daniel Barnes