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Branch Iowa River 280th St. Bridge

Photos 

Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in August 2017

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BH Photo #401325

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Iowa River on 280th Street
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Replaced
History
Built ca. 1910; rehabilitated 1948
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.03562, -92.60409   (decimal degrees)
42°02'08" N, 92°36'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/532770/4653806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gladbrook SE
Land survey
T. 83 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 4
Inventory numbers
IA 318010 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
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: 20.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
35

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,806)
Doomed (1,041)
Iowa (5,824)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 2015 (214)
Lost during 2010s (2,079)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Owned by county (18,923)
Pony truss (15,085)
Replaced by new bridge (12,567)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,015)
Structurally deficient (18,552)
Tama County, Iowa (90)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,526)
Truss (29,552)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • June 9, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed name and location

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Daniel Barnes