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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
Inventory numbers
IA 188110 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13687 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2006)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
20

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