Rating:
3 votes

Devils Glen Road Bridge

Photos 

A Sign of Things to Come

This bridge is located on a farm road, surprisingly, it is only a few miles from Bettendorf proper, near a golf course, and within a rock throw of I-80.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2011

BH Photo #199959

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Spencer Creek on Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf
Location
Bettendorf, Scott County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Rehabilitated 1925; Closed 2013; Replaced 2016
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60141, -90.48067   (decimal degrees)
41°36'05" N, 90°28'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/709950/4608588 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Silvis
Inventory numbers
IA 692 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14372 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2014)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50

Categories 

Bettendorf, Iowa (14)
Iowa (5,824)
Lost (18,941)
Lost 2016 (149)
Lost during 2010s (2,078)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Owned by city (4,547)
Pony truss (15,084)
Replaced by new bridge (12,566)
Riveted (1,910)
Scott County, Iowa (104)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,737)
Structurally deficient (18,551)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,933)
Truss (29,550)
Warren pony truss (2,957)
Warren truss (5,826)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Replaced
  • May 29, 2011: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Luke