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Mill Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mill Creek on Liberty Road
Location
Cherokee County, Iowa
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1891
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 151.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.88145, -95.63661   (decimal degrees)
42°52'53" N, 95°38'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/284675/4751023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paullina
Land survey
T. 93 N., R. 41 W., Sec. 12
Inventory numbers
IA 109740 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
10

Categories 

19th Century (6,229)
Built 1891 (188)
Built during 1890s (2,490)
Cherokee County, Iowa (46)
Closed (2,442)
Iowa (5,828)
One-lane traffic (7,434)
Owned by county (18,928)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Through truss (12,952)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,308)
Truss (29,557)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated status
  • May 3, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name

Sources 

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

Comments 

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted October 26, 2012, by Wonder Boy (wonderboy [dot] 1949 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I really enjoy bridges and this is one of my favorites in Cherokee County. There is a similar bridge just NE of Cherokee. One of my hobbies is geocaching and I have many geocaches near bridges on gravel roads in Cherokee County. This one is no longer open to vehicle traffic and has barriers on both ends. I'd certainly like to see this bridge added to the National Register of Historic Places as there are so few of these style bridges left.