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Purgatory Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Purgatory Creek on 340th Street
Location
Calhoun County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1900; removed 2011
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 70.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29610, -94.58481   (decimal degrees)
42°17'46" N, 94°35'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/369358/4683868 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lohrville
Land survey
T. 86 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 4
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
30
Inventory numbers
IA 90380 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12997 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.9 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1900 (899)
Built during 1900s (6,714)
Calhoun County, Iowa (44)
Iowa (6,151)
Lost (21,303)
Lost 2011 (430)
Lost during 2010s (2,501)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Owned by county (19,733)
Pony truss (15,556)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,473)
Structurally deficient (16,982)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,902)
Truss (30,952)
Wooden deck (5,990)

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status via satellite imagery. This bridge has been removed.
  • April 25, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com