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Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge

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Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge

View from the south entrance to E Avenue looking north

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 28, 2013

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BH Photo #261357

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on E Avenue
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Closed
History
Built 1895; rehabilitated 1980
Design
Pratt through truss with Town Lattice portal bracings
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.18154, -92.68948   (decimal degrees)
42°10'54" N, 92°41'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/525643/4669979 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gladbrook
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 16 W., Sec. 11
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
45
Inventory numbers
IA 320050 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 15.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Doomed
  • August 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "7-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck"
  • July 30, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • January 24, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is a Pratt through truss
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed name and location

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge
Posted July 14, 2014, by Don Morrison

Matt;

There is a bridge on W avenue as well. Here's it's page:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/tama/320260/

Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge
Posted July 14, 2014, by matt (infamous [dot] 9 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge isnt on e ave. Its w ave. Live right next to it

Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge
Posted August 26, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I got a call back today from the Tama County Engineer. He told me that this bridge has been closed for a couple years now and has no plans with it. He told me there are some structural issues. They have nothing in the 5-year plan for this bridge but it won't be re-opening. It will remain like this until it falls or is replaced.

Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge
Posted August 6, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I will be contacting the Road Department to find out the plan for this bridge.

Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge
Posted August 6, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Tis a shame of the closing. Beautiful Structure!

Wolf Creek E Avenue Bridge
Posted July 30, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed.