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Leando-Douds Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Maddix

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Haunched deck plate girder over Des Moines River on IA 98
Location
Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Replacement bridge is being constructed
History
Built 1954, Replaced 2016
Builders
- A. Olson Construction Co. of Waterloo, Iowa (Contractor)
- Carl H. Parker of Fairfield, Iowa (Chief Engineer)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Design
Haunched deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 144.0 ft.
Total length: 789.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
IA98 Des Moines River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.83616, -92.08854   (decimal degrees)
40°50'10" N, 92°05'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/576845/4520968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Douds
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,070
Inventory numbers
IA 50380 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 53215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • January 22, 2015: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge is being replaced.
  • June 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Doomed"
  • August 20, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com