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Brush Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in March 2017

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BH Photo #383456

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on 110th Avenue
Location
Lucas County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01595, -93.53768   (decimal degrees)
41°00'57" N, 93°32'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/454790/4540667 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Woodburn
Land survey
T. 72 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 20
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
45
Inventory numbers
IA 226590 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 17, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes

Sources 

  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

Brush Creek Bridge
Posted August 5, 2019, by Luke

Fits the profile of other late-1800s rail-to-road structures you and I have found. (John moreso than I, FWIW. I'll find a picture and within a month John will have the original location.)

Brush Creek Bridge
Posted August 5, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm not sure exactly what to make of this...a 1967 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy track profile seems to indicate that this is a railroad maintained structure, built adjacent to a grade crossing (labeled G). In addition, the structure was there in the late 1930s:

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client.cgi?zoom=1&x0=454760&y0=...

This would lead me to believe this is possibly a former railroad structure, and more research will be conducted. Also, I don't think I've seen a span like this where a vertical member is omitted between panels.