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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
60
Inventory numbers
IA 280670 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.7 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1921 (513)
Built during 1920s (9,075)
Iowa (5,948)
Lost (19,746)
Lost 2013 (268)
Lost during 2010s (2,252)
One-lane traffic (7,503)
Owned by county (19,010)
Polk County, Iowa (245)
Pony truss (15,189)
Replaced by new bridge (13,078)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,083)
Structurally deficient (18,029)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,621)
Truss (29,881)

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