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Pine Creek Bridge

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This monstrosity replaced a through truss. No romance, no drama, no comfortable place to walk, either.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2011

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BH Photo #208731

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Pine Creek on 230th Street
Location
Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Lost - Replaced by a USEB
History
Built 1901
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45832, -91.78745   (decimal degrees)
42°27'30" N, 91°47'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/599697/4701377 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quasqueton
Land survey
T. 88 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 9
Inventory numbers
IA 81930 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Buchanan County, Iowa (98)
Built 1901 (543)
Built during 1900s (7,223)
Iowa (6,496)
Lost (24,712)
Owned by county (20,778)
Replaced by new bridge (16,566)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,073)
Structurally deficient (14,211)
Through truss (15,054)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,299)
Truss (32,771)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status to Lost
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Road Name

Sources 

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

Comments 

Pine Creek Bridge
Posted August 14, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

66 Feet? If this was a through truss it was one of the shortest in the country.