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Middle Platte River Bridge

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Middle Platte River on CR H45 (240th Street)
Location
Union County, Iowa
Status
Replaced with a culvert
History
Built 1952; replaced with a culvert in the late 1990s or early 2000s
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.95716, -94.42427   (decimal degrees)
40°57'26" N, 94°25'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/380137/4534978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kent
Land survey
T. 71 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 16
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
40
Inventory numbers
IA 325120 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1952 (309)
Built during 1950s (3,609)
Iowa (6,151)
Lost (21,305)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Owned by county (19,740)
Pony truss (15,559)
Replaced by new bridge (14,053)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,722)
Structurally deficient (16,978)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,908)
Truss (30,958)
Union County, Iowa (43)
Wooden deck (5,990)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery. This bridge has been replaced.

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