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Ballards' Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in April 2012

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BH Photo #228879

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over English River on former Nn Avenue
Location
Iowa County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1964
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Pratt through truss with A-frame portal bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 203.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
English River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.54082, -92.03112   (decimal degrees)
41°32'27" N, 92°01'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/580815/4599249 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North English
Land survey
T. 78 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 20
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
20
Inventory numbers
IA 188110 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13687 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2016: Updated by Luke: Local name
  • July 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • April 1, 2012: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • January 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is a Pratt through truss with A-frame portal bracing
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: The bridge and the road are both abandoned. The approach spans to the truss have been removed

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net