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HH Avenue Old Mans Creek Bridge


HH Avenue Old Mans Creek Bridge

View looking south from the north end.

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 7, 2013


BH Photo #259061



Steel stringer bridge over Old Mans Creek on HH Avenue
Iowa County, Iowa
Open to traffic; Posted 3 ton limit
- Illinois Steel Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Steel stringer with timber deck
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.68644, -92.15305   (decimal degrees)
41°41'11" N, 92°09'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/570485/4615309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsburg NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
IA 189510 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 57018 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (15,712)
Built 1955 (453)
Built during 1950s (3,844)
Illinois Steel Co. (29)
Iowa (6,497)
Iowa County, Iowa (90)
Lattice Railing (211)
Open (39,880)
Owned by county (20,781)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,668)
Steel stringer (6,222)
Structurally deficient (14,208)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,192)
Wooden deck (6,069)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "Wooden deck", "Lattice Railing"
  • July 7, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Imported NBI Information
  • July 7, 2013: Added by Dave King



HH Avenue Old Mans Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I also agree. When I added Illinois Steel to the categories it must have auto added it to the builder because I didn't add anything to the builder section.

HH Avenue Old Mans Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

I agree. It's just the steel the county, builders used in erecting the bridge. One bridge I photographed had steel stamped from different companies.

HH Avenue Old Mans Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I suspect that the Illinois Steel Company was the fabricator, but probably not the builder.