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Branch Clear Creek Bridge

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Charles Avenue Bridge

View from the south end looking north. Taken June 12, 2013.

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #256159

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Clear Creek on Charles Avenue
Location
Cedar County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement anticipated let date November 2015. Project BROS-C016(93)--5F-16
History
Built ca. 1920
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88689, -91.32631   (decimal degrees)
41°53'13" N, 91°19'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/638858/4638572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mechanicsville
Land survey
T. 82 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 28
Inventory numbers
IA 105050 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13077 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
35

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • July 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is a warren pony truss
  • June 13, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Structurally deficient"
  • April 30, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth