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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
40
Inventory numbers
IA 218680 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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.