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Elk Creek Bridge

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Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Elk Creek on a local road
Location
Decatur County, Iowa
Status
Removed and replaced 2008
History
Built ca. 1910; Replaced 2008
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71703, -93.92403   (decimal degrees)
40°43'01" N, 93°55'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/421956/4507756 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lamoni North
Land survey
T. 68 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 2
Inventory numbers
IA 137540 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13346 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Updated replaced date
  • December 19, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post

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Elk Creek Bridge
Posted December 19, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yup...looks like it's gone.

What really sucks here is that they could have straightened the road out with the new bridge on a different alignment, and then left the old bridge intact... Wishful thinking!

Elk Creek Bridge
Posted December 19, 2011, by Frank Hicks

Aerial photos suggest that this bridge may have been replaced recently.