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Main Street Overpass

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Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

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BH Photo #352024

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Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad (UP) on Main Street
Location
Melcher-Dallas, Marion County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.23306, -93.24333   (decimal degrees)
41°13'59" N, 93°14'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/479607/4564657 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Melcher-Dallas
Inventory numbers
IA 2855 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 56108 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
1,000

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wooden railroad overpass"
  • April 26, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Main Street Overpass
Posted December 2, 2016, by Dan Bubon

My father was born in Melcher and I am sure this bridge was there before 1940. Re built in 1940 perhaps? It was there before 1940 as he and other boys walked the top of it as youngsters-he was born in 1922.