Rating:
2 votes

Beaver Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by David

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BH Photo #255147

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on V Avenue
Location
Dallas County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1890; rehabilitated 1974; demolished 2013
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77725, -93.87300   (decimal degrees)
41°46'38" N, 93°52'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/427448/4625413 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granger
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 26 W., Sec. 34
Inventory numbers
IA 132370 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13288 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2011)
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: 18.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10

Categories 

19th Century (6,178)
Built during 1890s (2,458)
Dallas County, Iowa (75)
Iowa (5,790)
Lost (18,683)
Lost 2013 (255)
Lost during 2010s (2,003)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Owned by county (18,854)
Pin-connected (3,219)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,773)
Structurally deficient (18,439)
Through truss (12,892)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,244)
Truss (29,442)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is a pratt through truss
  • June 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated status: Added photographs from forum.
  • May 7, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2013, by David (dmdtek [at] exemail [dot] com [dot] au)

This bridge is not open to traffic. The road on each side of Beaver creek is marked as such, and the bridge is blocked at both ends. The deck seemed in reasonable condition, but the side wires were broken (Sept 2012)