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Branch Des Moines River Bridge

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Branch Des Moines River Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in May 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on 270th Street
Location
Van Buren County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1971
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.65279, -91.78466   (decimal degrees)
40°39'10" N, 91°47'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/602747/4500924 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonaparte
Land survey
T. 68 N., R. 08 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5
Inventory numbers
IA 327640 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 2, 2012: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated bridge truss description.