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Walnut Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over walnut creek on 50th Avenue
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1955; closed 2011; replaced 2015
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50336, -93.25325   (decimal degrees)
41°30'12" N, 93°15'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478863/4594668 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Runnells
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 21 W., Sec. 2
Inventory numbers
IA 241390 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
20

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2016: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated based on satellite imagery. Bridge has been replaced.
  • September 24, 2014: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated bridge status based on Google Earth imagery

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