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West Branch Indian Creek Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over West Branch Indian Creek on a 280th Street
Location
Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Contract let Late 2014. May Be Gone Already.
History
Built 1916
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 44.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.95039, -93.45630   (decimal degrees)
41°57'01" N, 93°27'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/462180/4644368 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maxwell
Land survey
T. 82 N., R. 22 W., Sec. 6
Inventory numbers
IA 313650 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2013)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
60

Categories 

Built 1916 (544)
Built during 1910s (7,659)
Doomed (974)
Iowa (4,646)
One-lane traffic (7,240)
Open (32,391)
Owned by county (17,261)
Pony truss (13,768)
Span length 25-50 feet (11,496)
Story County, Iowa (113)
Structurally deficient (17,345)
Total length 25-50 feet (8,434)
Truss (26,210)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.