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Lost Creek Bridge

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Lost Creek Bridge

As seen from the east approach.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in September 2008

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BH Photo #128765

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Lost Creek on Lost Creek Road
Location
Lee County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1925; replaced 2015-16
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69646, -91.24815   (decimal degrees)
40°41'47" N, 91°14'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/648010/4506537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dallas City
Land survey
T. 68 N., R. 03 W., Sec. 07
Inventory numbers
IA 218680 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
40

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2016: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been replaced
  • June 9, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • December 1, 2008: New photos from Quinn Phelan

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Lost Creek Bridge
Posted April 6, 2017, by Christie Meller (cjmeller [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was the backdrop of my childhood. Breaks my heart that it is gone. Was able to get some good pictures the last time I was back home before it was demolished.