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Short Creek Bridge

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Short Creek on 142nd Avenue
Location
Decatur County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1950; replaced 2010
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88835, -93.93350   (decimal degrees)
40°53'18" N, 93°56'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/421358/4526782 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hopeville
Land survey
T. 70 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
25
Inventory numbers
IA 138960 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

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

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