Rating:
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Salt Creek Bridge

Photos 

It's Open !

Looking East

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in September 2011

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BH Photo #213833

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on 285th Street
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1935
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02894, -92.35525   (decimal degrees)
42°01'44" N, 92°21'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/553372/4653190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elberon
Land survey
T. 83 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 3
Inventory numbers
IA 317430 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2013)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
20

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2016: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • May 15, 2016: Updated by Kevin Skow: Update based on site visit. Bridge is closed.
  • October 28, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge is open
  • March 24, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "Wooden deck", "A-frame portal"
  • September 18, 2011: New photos from Quinn Phelan

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Erik Hoffman - edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted April 27, 2015, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Tough to tell via satellite imagery, but this bridge may be closed now.