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Weldon Creek Bridge

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Looking South

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2020

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BH Photo #466045

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Weldon Creek on CR R58
Location
Decatur County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 50.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.87389, -93.67139   (decimal degrees)
40°52'26" N, 93°40'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/443427/4524935 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Garden Grove SW
Land survey
T. 70 N., R. 24 W., Sec. 7
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
25
Inventory numbers
IA 138490 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1916 (681)
Built during 1910s (9,489)
Decatur County, Iowa (47)
Iowa (6,349)
One-lane traffic (7,558)
Open (39,231)
Owned by county (20,397)
Pony truss (15,995)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,327)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,128)
Truss (32,190)
Wooden deck (6,031)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2020: New photos from Daniel Barnes

Sources 

  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

Weldon Creek Bridge
Posted February 16, 2020, by Daniel Barnes

Use caution approaching this bridge. The road is non-gravel and if there has been any rain or snowmelt, you can easily be trapped in mud. Only reason I got out after taking pictures was because I had a 4WD vehicle. It was still a challenge. Beautiful location though.

Weldon Creek Bridge
Posted July 26, 2014, by Shaun lewis (lewis80shaun [at] aol [dot] com)

spent many hours at this bridge is my brother and cousins messing around. it's on the north end of my grandparents farm