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Union Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Looking East

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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BH Photo #392443

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over the BNSF Railroad on Union Avenue
Location
Adams County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1954
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 170.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.03860, -94.52823   (decimal degrees)
41°02'19" N, 94°31'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/371546/4544166 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prescott
Land survey
T. 72 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 15
Inventory numbers
IA 59501 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2005)
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: 52.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
50

Categories 

Adams County, Iowa (33)
Amtrak (436)
BNSF Railway (1,110)
Built 1954 (305)
Built during 1950s (3,358)
Iowa (5,824)
Open (36,893)
Owned by railroad (9,957)
Pony truss (15,084)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,737)
Structurally deficient (18,551)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,308)
Truss (29,550)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • March 31, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Railroad"
  • April 4, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Road Name

Sources 

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