Rating:
2 votes

South Skunk River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #265278

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 126th Avenue
Location
Jasper County, Iowa
Status
Demolished in 2014. New concrete bridge opened in 2015.
History
Built 1899; Demolished 2014
Builder
- George E. King Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51220, -92.96619   (decimal degrees)
41°30'44" N, 92°57'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/502821/4595619 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Killduff
Land survey
T. 78 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
IA 195530 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skunk River"
  • April 27, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery
  • September 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "George E. King Bridge Co.", Removed "George E. King"
  • September 1, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Howe Lattice portal bracing (3 Rhombus with subdivided heel bracing)"
  • February 28, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is doomed
  • February 3, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Adjusted the information

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com