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Ledges State Park Low Water Crossings #1-6

Photos 

Water Flowing over.

Photo taken by Luke Harden

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BH Photo #213469

Map 

Description 

All six of the bridges are posted for a 40 ton weight limit.

These are all six identical low water crossings of the Ledges State Park. These bridges where built in 1941 to provide a way to cross the creek, but to not really impede water flow. So the water on these "bridges" actually flows over the slab instead of underneath it.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge(s) on Canyon Road (250th Street) under Pease Creek
Location
Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941
Design
Concrete slab low water crossing.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 9.8 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.99641, -93.88412   (decimal degrees)
41°59'47" N, 93°53'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/426774/4649755 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madrid NW
Inventory numbers
IA 699110 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49172 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2013: New photos from Don Morrison
  • October 31, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Open
  • September 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Park"
  • September 12, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 10, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden
  • September 8, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added NBI info, still unknown who actually built the "bridges"
  • July 23, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: added creek name

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Don Morrison