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Mad Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Luke in October 2017

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BH Photo #407711

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Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Mad Creek on Park Avenue W in Muscatine
Location
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924
Builders
- F.E. Marsh & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Frederick Paul Gerhart Halbfass of La Porte City, Iowa (County Engineer)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Designer)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.45926, -91.03443   (decimal degrees)
41°27'33" N, 91°02'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/664158/4591605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscatine
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
190
Inventory numbers
IA 603440 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 24, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • May 22, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • November 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "IA 38"
  • June 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Marsh Engineering Co."
  • June 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is NR Eligible

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Mad Creek Bridge
Posted June 1, 2019, by Luke

According to https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/543608631/, this was the first concrete arch on a major road in the county/"region".