Greencastle Avenue Bridge
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
BH Photo #134526
Created by Quinn Phelan
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- Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Greencastle Avenue
- Johnson County, Iowa
- Built 1922; Abandoned 1992
- - Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
- Main span: Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approach: Pratt pony truss
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
- 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:
- 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)
- 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