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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
Inventory numbers
IA 59480 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 47.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
30

Categories 

Adams County, Iowa (33)
Amtrak (436)
BNSF Railway (1,112)
Built 1913 (758)
Built during 1910s (8,807)
Iowa (5,828)
One-lane traffic (7,434)
Open (36,905)
Owned by railroad (9,967)
Pony truss (15,088)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,740)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,308)
Truss (29,557)
Wooden deck (5,873)

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