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Yellow Spring Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2015

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BH Photo #339368

Map 

Description 

I am not sure at all if this is the correct location but the clues lead me to believe it is. The ford is new and about the correct size. The road upstream I believe is the old road and location. All of this is just a guess.

Facts 

Overview
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Yellow Spring Creek on Sperry Road
Location
Des Moines County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1895; Replaced 2003
Builder
- J.H. Sparks of St. Joseph, Missouri
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.96433, -91.11734   (decimal degrees)
40°57'52" N, 91°07'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/658423/4536503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingston
Inventory numbers
IA 143510 (Iowa bridge number)
NRHP 98000791 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 52426 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • October 13, 2015: New Street View added by Eric Martin
  • October 13, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 10, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Eric Martin

Comments 

Yellow Spring Creek Bridge
Posted February 25, 2018, by Todd (thbergs [at] mepotelco [dot] net)

The photo that is attached to this description, is the bridge on 70th Avenue. The reason for the fence is to prevent deer from escaping out of Timber Ghost hunting preserve. The bridge that is marked on Sperry Road, is a steel I beam type, with a concrete deck.