Rating:
3 votes

The Wood Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #250018

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Bear Creek on 130th St
Location
Davis County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.8 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Also called
Bear Creek Bridge
130th St Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.87057, -92.55701   (decimal degrees)
40°52'14" N, 92°33'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/537329/4524484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paris
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
45
Inventory numbers
IA 361540 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 55727 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (13,979)
Built 1940 (1,010)
Built during 1940s (3,847)
Davis County, Iowa (76)
Iowa (6,151)
Open (38,340)
Owned by county (19,727)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,708)
Timber stringer (3,584)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,297)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2013: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

Bear Creek Bridge
Posted March 14, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

It may not look like much from these photos, but Bear Creek can carry a lot of water at times, and it's been a struggle for the county to keep this bridge from getting washed out. If you look at the satellite images, you can see all the sand that's spilled into the fields near this bridge from flooding in recent years.