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Otter Creek Bridge

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This bridge is a highlight for fans of the Lincoln Highway touring through Iowa. You can see an older photo of the bridge, before the road was repaved, at the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association website. The link is in the comments section.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

BH Photo #109954

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over a drainage ditch on CR E39 (former Lincoln Highway) in Ralston
Location
Ralston, Greene County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Drainage Ditch 150-86 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.04886, -94.62076   (decimal degrees)
42°02'56" N, 94°37'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/365873/4656471 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scranton
Land survey
T. 84 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 31
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
290
Inventory numbers
IA 162940 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13534 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • March 5, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • January 27, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

CR E39 Bridge
Posted January 27, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

An older photo of this bridge, before the road was repaved, can be found at the Lincoln Highway Association, Iowa Chapter website.

http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/iowa/iowa/greeneCo/scrant...