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Wolf Creek J Avenue Bridge

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Wolf Creek J Avenue Bridge

View from the south end looking north

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 28, 2013

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Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wolf Creek on J Avenue
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1925; replaced 2014
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.18010, -92.59138   (decimal degrees)
42°10'48" N, 92°35'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/533745/4669854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gladbrook NE
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 15
Inventory numbers
IA 319860 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
15

Categories 

Beam (11,512)
Built 1925 (1,122)
Built during 1920s (8,671)
Iowa (5,709)
Lost (18,323)
Lost 2014 (213)
Lost during 2010s (1,877)
One-lane traffic (7,400)
Owned by county (18,700)
Pony truss (14,972)
Pratt pony truss (3,126)
Pratt truss (7,891)
Replaced by new bridge (12,107)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,710)
Structurally deficient (18,299)
Tama County, Iowa (87)
Timber stringer (3,266)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,853)
Truss (29,238)
Wooden deck (5,839)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Updated status: replaced
  • July 29, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed name and location

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com