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Crane Creek Bridge

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The Risks/Challenges of Bridge Hunting

You're following your trusty (or maybe not so trusty) GPS and turn where it tells you to, only to see a sign that says, "Dead End." Well, okay, maybe the bridge is closed and the road ends there.

But then you come to a gate and a sign like this…

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012

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BH Photo #235531

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Crane Creek on U Avenue
Location
Fayette County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.99905, -92.00292   (decimal degrees)
42°59'57" N, 92°00'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/581271/4761191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alpha
Land survey
T. 95 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 34
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
30
Inventory numbers
IA 153610 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

5-panel truss (474)
Built 1911 (740)
Built during 1910s (9,204)
Fayette County, Iowa (101)
Iowa (6,174)
One-lane traffic (7,531)
Open (38,251)
Owned by county (19,941)
Pony truss (15,639)
Pratt pony truss (3,451)
Pratt truss (8,652)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,208)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,958)
Truss (31,049)
Wooden deck (5,992)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net