Rating:
11 votes

French Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in January 2013

BH Photo #246280

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Masonry Arch bridge over French Creek on Avenue D in Fort Madison
Location
Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1900; closed 2010; demolished 2013
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 25.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Avenue D Bridge
Fifth Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.63398, -91.32782   (decimal degrees)
40°38'02" N, 91°19'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/641410/4499470 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Madison
Inventory numbers
IA 5320 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13819 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
440

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Demolished
  • January 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs and updated bride future: Bridge is doomed.
  • December 23, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is a masonry arch
  • February 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

French Creek Bridge
Posted August 10, 2013, by Ben Tate (Benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is no more