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Wolf Creek W Avenue Bridge


Looking North along W Avenue

You can see the subject bridge in the distance.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2013


BH Photo #253479



Through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on W Avenue
Tama County, Iowa
Intact but closed to vehicular traffic
Built 1903
Pratt through truss with Howe Lattice portal bracings
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 150.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25192, -92.33798   (decimal degrees)
42°15'07" N, 92°20'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/554610/4677959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eagle Center
Land survey
T. 86 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 23
Inventory numbers
IA 320260 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2016: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • May 11, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos
  • 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


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com


Wolf Creek W Avenue Bridge
Posted May 13, 2014, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While at a meeting on Chambers Ford the county engineer suggested this might be a possibility for restoration to light vehicular traffic.

He was also open to making a study assessment on all the historic bridges ib his area so that good decisions and good info are at hand.