Rating:
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South Skunk River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Carl Wycoff

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #280001

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 158th Avenue (158th Ave)
Location
Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Pratt through truss
V-frame pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 123.0 ft.
Total length: 216.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84949, -93.50950   (decimal degrees)
41°50'58" N, 93°30'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/457705/4633190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elkhart
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 10
Inventory numbers
IA 282700 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
30

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skunk River"
  • October 18, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • September 23, 2014: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • March 18, 2014: New photos from Luke Harden
  • July 26, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden

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Comments 

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 21, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Google Earth does indeed show that this bridge is in Polk County, about a mile south of the Story County line. Unless there is misinformation on Google Earth, I'd have to agree with Luke...

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Yes, it is.

Skunk River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2012, by Robert Harris

This is a great view of a great bridge but it is NOT in Polk County