3 votes

Coulee Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Jason Smith


BH Photo #211959



Culvert bridge over Coulee Creek on C14
Fayette County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1967
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Length of largest span: 9.8 ft.
Total length: 26.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.81451, -91.71383   (decimal degrees)
42°48'52" N, 91°42'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/605148/4741018 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
IA 151350 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 78.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2011: Added by Jason Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com


Coulee Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2011, by Ben Tate

No big deal, Jason. I was just curious.

Coulee Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

According to my findings, the location that NBI had was in southern Minnesota in Mower County. Fayette County is located well into Iowa; specifically south of Decorah and east of New Hampton. Whoever tried to pinpoint the location of a Fayette County bridge by placing it in Minnesota doesn't really know much about geography, which if true, I would find it really sad. If one wants to know more about bridges, then they should really try and make an effort to find it on a map, like I usually do.

One note (Ben): The reason I pinpointed it to C14 was the fact that the bridge and the farm place where the half-naked bum ran down after me were both located near a curve going to the right. I was unable to pinpoint which street the bridge was on for as I got to the main road (Hwy. 150) close to Fayette, there were some street signs missing. I can at least try and refind the location of the bridge via GPS, but the problem is the structure spans a small creek which is difficult to find on the NBI listings.

Coulee Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looking back at the NBI listing as if to import again, one finds a location in southern Minnesota, so certainly something to look at. We know it's there, the question is, where?

Coulee Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2011, by Ben Tate

The coordinates are off by quite a bit. The street view doesn't show the culvert anywhere near this spot. Also, your photos show a gravel road whereas the streetview shows a paved road. I was looking because I was curious as to how far Bubba had to run half-naked to get from his house to the road to yell at you about stepping 5 feet onto his lawn as expressed in picture#2.