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Greencastle Avenue Bridge

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Greencastle Road Bridge

The bridge is in a very eerie setting because the surrounding area was so stripped by the June 2008 flood.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in February 2009

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BH Photo #134526

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Short Video 

Created by Quinn Phelan

Go here for a short video from today - Fabruary 28, 2009...

http://i696.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid696.ph...>

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Greencastle Avenue
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1922; Abandoned 1992
Builders
- Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Main span: Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approach: Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 202.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Also called
Greencastle Bridge
DuPont Bridge
Dupont Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.79162, -91.71446   (decimal degrees)
41°47'30" N, 91°42'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/606813/4627438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Swisher
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 7 W.
Inventory numbers
IA 205670 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1995)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
100

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • April 6, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted specific abandonment date
  • June 10, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • March 22, 2014: New photos from Steve Rasmussen
  • May 12, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • July 29, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected road and bridge name
  • February 28, 2009: Essay added by Quinn Phelan

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Comments 

Greencastle Avenue Bridge
Posted April 6, 2017, by joe

the surroundings to the bridge are terrible and very unmaintained

Green Castle Road Bridge
Posted July 7, 2011, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

People come through and say "Hey check out my bridge." so I do and this one is very sad. Maybe it should go somewhere else.