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Branch Raccoon River Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Raccoon River on 550th Street
Location
Buena Vista County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement anticipated let date October 2015. Project BROS-C011(93) C43: Over BRANCH RACCOON RIVER
History
Built 1923
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 46.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.71977, -95.07588   (decimal degrees)
42°43'11" N, 95°04'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/330028/4731785 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Storm Lake NE
Land survey
T. 91 N., R. 36 W., Sec. 10
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
40
Inventory numbers
IA 84880 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12961 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.9 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Buena Vista County, Iowa (30)
Built 1923 (564)
Built during 1920s (9,173)
Doomed (1,042)
Iowa (5,980)
One-lane traffic (7,517)
Open (37,576)
Owned by county (19,116)
Pony truss (15,248)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,270)
Structurally deficient (17,796)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,254)
Truss (30,029)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 14, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name

Sources 

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