This bridge replaced a two-span Pratt truss bridge, the largest span being a through truss with A-frame portal bracing stretched horizontally and measured at approximately 120 feet. The shorter span was a pony truss bridge. Both were pin connected. The bridge was replaced after inspection revealed that many connections were weakening and the roadway was in horrible shape. The bridge was closed to traffic in 1972 and was replaced the following year.
- Stringer bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on CSAH P 19
- Bradgate, Humboldt County, Iowa
- Open to traffic
- Built 1973
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 247.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.80278, -94.43056 (decimal degrees)
42°48'10" N, 94°25'50" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/383024/4739906 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- IA 184890 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 46193 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 11/2010)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- February 28, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
- September 17, 2010: Added by Jason Smith
- Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net