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Nugents Road Bridge

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Nugents Road Bridge

Spans Buffalo Creek in North Linn County, IA.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in February 2009

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BH Photo #134003

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Nugents Road
Location
Linn County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1990; Replaced 2014
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26655, -91.50495   (decimal degrees)
42°15'60" N, 91°30'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/623299/4680453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coggon
Land survey
T. 86 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 14
Inventory numbers
IA 222970 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
50

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Uploaded photo & Updated status: replaced
  • August 17, 2013: Updated by James Baughn: This bridge is doomed
  • February 22, 2009: New photos from Quinn Phelan

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Nugents Road Bridge
Posted February 24, 2015, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's too bad they replaced this bridge. It was inevitable, but still a shame.