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Major Road Bridge

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Proof that the bridge is closed......

....is when you tear up the road approaching the bridge, build a mound that is 15 feet high with vegetation and finally fence off the road to all cars.....

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #212348

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Major Road
Location
Lime Springs, Howard County, Iowa
Status
Closed to all traffic with the north approach removed and the entrance barricaded with a man-made mound
History
Built 1925
Design
Pratt pony truss with riveted connections
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.45915, -92.30838   (decimal degrees)
43°27'33" N, 92°18'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/555951/4812036 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lime Springs
Land survey
T. 100 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 19
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
10
Inventory numbers
IA 183720 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.2 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1925 (1,190)
Built during 1920s (9,257)
Closed (2,531)
Howard County, Iowa (24)
Iowa (6,094)
Lime Springs, Iowa (2)
One-lane traffic (7,527)
Owned by county (19,422)
Pony truss (15,393)
Pratt pony truss (3,295)
Pratt truss (8,334)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,451)
Structurally deficient (17,504)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,380)
Truss (30,480)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is closed to traffic; access by foot difficult

Sources 

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