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Branch Mud Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Branch Mud Creek on 20th Avenue
Location
Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1955; replaced 2013
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56529, -93.39057   (decimal degrees)
41°33'55" N, 93°23'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/467434/4601586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rising Sun
Land survey
T. 78 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 16
Inventory numbers
IA 280670 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2010)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
60

Categories 

Built 1921 (490)
Built during 1920s (8,774)
Iowa (5,790)
Lost (18,683)
Lost 2013 (255)
Lost during 2010s (2,003)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Owned by county (18,854)
Polk County, Iowa (239)
Pony truss (15,049)
Replaced by new bridge (12,382)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,585)
Structurally deficient (18,439)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,438)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status per recent satellite imagery. The bridge has been replaced.
  • September 21, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com