Rating:
4 votes

Chicken Creek Bridge

Photos 

Barrel (Looking Easterly)

Photo taken by Luke in August 2013

BH Photo #260119

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Chicken Creek on Saulsbury Road
Location
Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1930
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Illinois Steel Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 184.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49638, -91.16607   (decimal degrees)
41°29'47" N, 91°09'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/653076/4595485 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscatine NW
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 3 W., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
140
Inventory numbers
IA 257530 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14143 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "ISHC Standard Series X"
  • July 31, 2014: Updated by Luke: Demolished
  • July 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder, steel co, corrected build date. pictures to come later this evening.
  • October 30, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 12, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
  • June 11, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph

Sources 

Comments 

Chicken Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

That station is in Cloquet, MN.

Chicken Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by Anonymous

Was the gas station in question the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station? I hope to see that one day, because it boggles my mind that a great architect designed a gas station.

Chicken Creek Bridge
Posted October 30, 2012, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Then repair the bridge. Much more economical.

to bus traffic. no brainer...

Chicken Creek Bridge
Posted October 30, 2012, by Nathan Holth

Another Iowa truss bridge about to be bulldozed. http://muscatinejournal.com/news/local/government-and-politi...

Why would anyone want a historic bridge in a park?!