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Veenker Memorial Golf Course Pony Truss

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in April 2014

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BH Photo #282392

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Ioway (Formerly Squaw) Creek on Veenker Memorial Golf Course Path
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1938
Builder
- Works Progress Administration
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.04036, -93.65506   (decimal degrees)
42°02'25" N, 93°39'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/445783/4654464 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames West
Inventory number
BH 51307 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2019: New photos from Luke
  • March 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder + date
  • April 20, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 11, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
  • February 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa State University"

Sources 

Comments 

Veekner Memorial Golf Course Pony Truss
Posted April 12, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

They kept records at golf courses. When was the earliest golf course? 1926 is the one in Osage....they are still interested in a bridge that can span the Cedar River there, so keep looking.

Veekner Memorial Golf Course Pony Truss
Posted April 12, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I really doubt this is a MOB, at least not in the ca. 1990 to present sense.

Veekner Memorial Golf Course Pony Truss
Posted April 12, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It has the potential to date to 1935. Some of the earliest welded trusses date to the 1930s, so while it would be unusual, it is not unheard of.