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R Avenue (Rustic Road) Bridge

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Barrel Shot Looking North

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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BH Photo #233167

Map 

Description 

This bridge is located near Oelwein and close to the historic Otter Creek (40th Street) bridge and the Otter Creek (45th Street) pony truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Unamed Creek on R Avenue
Location
Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Slab with parapet walls that appear to have balusters cast in place.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 53.2 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68972, -91.94306   (decimal degrees)
42°41'23" N, 91°56'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/586582/4726901 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oelwein
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
10
Inventory numbers
IA 149660 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 52648 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 10, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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