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Murray Bridge

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Overview
Through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on 190th Street, southeast of Bradgate
Location
Humboldt County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Being considered for replacement
History
Built 1905 by A.H. Austin; rehabilitated 1982; damaged in car wreck during 2004
Builder
- A.H. Austin of Webster City, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 217.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.77161, -94.35449   (decimal degrees)
42°46'18" N, 94°21'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/389188/4736342 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 92 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 23
USGS topographic map
Bode
Inventory numbers
IA 184950 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13660 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
30

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Howe lattice portal bracing"
  • September 17, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • May 8, 2010: Updated by Jay Rush: bridge is open
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net

Comments 

Murray Bridge
Posted March 4, 2013, by AR

Them stars is right spiffy!

Murray Bridge
Posted March 1, 2012, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)