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Branch Mud Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Peter Shaw in May 2012

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BH Photo #231874

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Mud Creek on 74th Street
Location
Benton County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.94916, -91.98693   (decimal degrees)
41°56'57" N, 91°59'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583967/4644627 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newhall
Land survey
T. 82 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
20
Inventory numbers
IA 70170 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12869 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

5-panel truss (485)
Benton County, Iowa (71)
Built 1900 (918)
Built during 1900s (7,093)
Iowa (6,373)
Lost (24,018)
Owned by county (20,519)
Pony truss (16,055)
Pratt pony truss (3,595)
Pratt truss (9,159)
Replaced by new bridge (16,030)
Riveted (2,151)
Skewed (4,861)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,424)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,005)
Truss (32,382)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2012: New photos from Peter Shaw
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated bridge data

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Peter Shaw - shaw_peter [at] mchsi [dot] com