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West Elk Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over West Elk Creek on Cold Creek Road
Location
Decatur County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a culvert
History
Built 1912; repalced in the early 2000s with a culvert
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73004, -93.98884   (decimal degrees)
40°43'48" N, 93°59'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/416498/4509260 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lamoni North
Land survey
T. 69 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 32
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
15
Inventory numbers
IA 138460 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13368 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1912 (787)
Built during 1910s (9,227)
Decatur County, Iowa (47)
Iowa (6,178)
Lost (22,107)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Owned by county (19,991)
Pony truss (15,664)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,580)
Structurally deficient (15,907)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,971)
Truss (31,118)
Wooden deck (5,993)

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery. The bridge has been removed.

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