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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 Squaw Creek on Golf Cart 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.