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Fish Creek Bridge

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Fish Creek Bridge at Oakland Mills

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in March 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #251754

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Facts 

Overview
Pinned Pratt truss-leg bedstead bridge, formerly over a branch of Fish Creek on a local road
Location
Oakland Mills, Henry County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1894, moved and restored 2002
Builders
- George E. King Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Schmidt Construction Co., Inc. of Winfield, Iowa (Relocator)
Design
2 panel pin-connected bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93565, -91.61496   (decimal degrees)
40°56'08" N, 91°36'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/616598/4532537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Pleasant
Land survey
T. 70 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
IA 180080 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1999)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
10

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • March 29, 2013: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Corrected location, added details of status.
  • February 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: George E. King Bridge Co.

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