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Wolf Creek W Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Looking North along W Avenue

You can see the subject bridge in the distance.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2013

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BH Photo #253479

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on W Avenue
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Intact but closed to vehicular traffic
History
Built 1903
Design
Pratt through truss with Howe Lattice portal bracings
Dimensions
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
20
Inventory numbers
IA 320260 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
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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

Sources 

  • 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

Comments 

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.