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Field Bridge

Photos 

Pony Truss Field Bridge

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #253217

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Description 

This little privately-owned pony truss bridge appears to be in active use for livestock to cross the creek. There is no information whether it was originally located here, or if it was moved here for its present purpose.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed Creek on Private
Location
Benton County, Iowa
Status
Open to livestock; one end appears to have fallen but trusses are intact.
Design
Rivited Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89776, -92.20894   (decimal degrees)
41°53'52" N, 92°12'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/565618/4638727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keystone South
Inventory number
BH 56191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Replaced
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • May 9, 2013: Updated by Roger Deschner: Change status from Abandoned, to Open to Livestock, based on Google Satellite View
  • May 6, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Removed "Collapsed" from description as it categorizes the bridge as Lost. The trusses are still fully intact.
  • May 6, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 6, 2013: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Field Bridge
Posted May 6, 2013, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

From the photos and from Google Satellite view, the bridge appears to be open and in active use by "4-legged pedestrians" (cattle) to cross the creek.