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Browns Bridge

Photo 

Overview

Photo taken 1998 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101873

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Old Channel Des Moines River on 490th Street west of West Bend
Location
Palo Alto County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931, replacing a 1919 trestle bridge
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.93718, -94.51896   (decimal degrees)
42°56'14" N, 94°31'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/376064/4754958 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plover
Land survey
T. 94 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 28
Inventory numbers
IA 268730 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14200 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
70

Categories 

Built 1931 (792)
Built during 1930s (10,544)
Des Moines River (217)
Iowa (5,781)
Open (36,527)
Owned by county (18,846)
Palo Alto County, Iowa (20)
Pony truss (15,046)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,786)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,923)
Truss (29,433)
Warren pony truss (2,946)
Warren truss (5,783)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2006: Posted photo from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com