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Cold Water Creek Bridge

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Oblique View Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in March 2014

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BH Photo #280844

Map 

Description 

Pony truss bridge over Cold Water Creek on Blue Bird Drive. Reported as being lost, as of March 2014, this bridge is extant and open to traffic, although signed for weight.

Facts 

Overview
Rumors of this bridge's demise are greatly exagerated
Location
Butler County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic, signed for weight
History
Built 1905
Builders
- Lackawanna Steel Co. of Lackawanna, New York (Metal Manufacturer)
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.86659, -92.80662   (decimal degrees)
42°51'60" N, 92°48'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/515796/4746018 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allison
Land survey
T. 93 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 13
Inventory numbers
IA 89660 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
10

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2014: Updated by J.R. Manning: Resurrected from the dead and photos added
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: The bridge no longer exists
  • April 16, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com

Comments 

Cold Water Creek Bridge
Posted March 28, 2014, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Rumors of this bridge's demise are greatly exaggerated. As of March, 2014, the Cold Water Creek Bridge on Blue Bird Road is open to traffic, albeit signed for weight.