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232nd Avenue Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over South English River on 232nd Avenue
Location
Keokuk County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1976; removed 2014
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.46281, -92.15647   (decimal degrees)
41°27'46" N, 92°09'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/570443/4590478 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keswick
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 11 W., Sec. 20
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
25
Inventory numbers
IA 213030 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1910s (9,970)
Iowa (6,793)
Keokuk County, Iowa (40)
Lost (28,468)
Lost 2014 (392)
Lost during 2010s (3,601)
One-lane traffic (7,835)
Owned by county (21,607)
Pony truss (17,011)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,420)
Structurally deficient (12,882)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,571)
Truss (35,452)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery; bridge has been removed
  • June 13, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Fixed name

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

232nd Avenue Bridge
Posted July 31, 2014, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I drove to this bridge today and I could not get close. The road is private now on both sides of the creek and gated off. From both sides, I could not see it. This may be a lost cause.