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Langford Road Bridge

Photos 

North Approach

The ditch was freshly excavated the day I found this bridge and made taking side view photos rather treacherous.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007

BH Photo #109801

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Dowd Creek on Langford Road
Location
Marshall County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1950
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 53.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.20633, -93.01623   (decimal degrees)
42°12'23" N, 93°00'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/498660/4672684 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Union
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 19 W., Sec. 1
Inventory numbers
IA 244210 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2013)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
90

Categories 

Built 1916 (632)
Built during 1910s (8,792)
Iowa (5,810)
Marshall County, Iowa (79)
Open (36,837)
Owned by county (18,908)
Pony truss (15,068)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,707)
Structurally deficient (18,540)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,507)
Truss (29,507)
Warren pony truss (2,954)
Warren truss (5,817)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated bridge data
  • January 26, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com