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Clear Creek Bridge

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Clear Creek Bridge

View from the south end looking north

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 22, 2013

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BH Photo #260291

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on W Avenue
Location
Iowa County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
NBI shows built 1955, Cambria steel markings suggest earlier.
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.70799, -91.87171   (decimal degrees)
41°42'29" N, 91°52'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/593868/4617970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oxford
Land survey
T. 80 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 26
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
30
Inventory numbers
IA 190210 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Date fix
  • July 23, 2013: New photos from Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted July 24, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

So looks like a '50s build date is probably a rehab or move.

Clear Creek Bridge - CAMBRIA
Posted July 24, 2013, by JIM STEWART (JAMES [dot] STEWART [at] TYLIN [dot] COM)

CAMBRIA WAS AQUIRED BY BETHLEHEM EARLY IN THE 1920s.

IN THE TRANSITION, STEEL WAS MARKED B. S. CAMBRIA OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AFTER THAT PROBABLY BETLEHEM OR,

POSSIBLY BETHLEHEM C.

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted July 24, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Anyone know an approximate last date for the Cambria roll mark on steel? Would they still be marked in the '50s?