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Prairie Creek Bridge

Photos 

The south approach

When looking for this bridge, you come around a corner on a gravel road and, suddenly, there it is.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007

BH Photo #109930

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Prairie Creek on Fischer Road
Location
Dubuque County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.32345, -90.79538   (decimal degrees)
42°19'24" N, 90°47'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/681657/4688043 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bernard
Land survey
T. 87 N., R. 1 E.
Inventory numbers
IA 145610 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13438 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
60

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • July 8, 2012: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • March 24, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Road Name
  • January 27, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth