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North Cedar Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo provided by the Des Moines Register

View this photo at newspapers.com

BH Photo #449329

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over North Cedar Creek on 300th Trail
Location
Lucas County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1950; replaced around 2005
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 91.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07958, -93.17846   (decimal degrees)
41°04'46" N, 93°10'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/485009/4547606 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Olmitz
Land survey
T. 73 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
IA 227020 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1910s (9,258)
Iowa (6,219)
Lost (22,445)
Lucas County, Iowa (70)
Owned by county (20,093)
Pony truss (15,727)
Replaced by new bridge (14,993)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,637)
Structurally deficient (15,723)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,380)
Truss (31,307)
Wooden deck (6,000)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • May 2, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery. The bridge has been replaced.

Sources 

  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke