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Mud Creek Bridge

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Mud Creek truss bridge

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 2000

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #310035

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on SE Vandalia Road
Location
Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 152.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50738, -93.36714   (decimal degrees)
41°30'27" N, 93°22'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/469361/4595148 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Runnells
Land survey
T. 77 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 2
Inventory numbers
IA 280550 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 43.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
80

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2016: Updated by Daniel Barnes: Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 2000 is actually a picture of the Abandoned Mud Creek Pony Truss bridge to the north
  • December 23, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • July 24, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Added road name per To Do List

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