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Fudge Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Bob Davis

BH Photo #130316

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Fudge Creek on 165th Street
Location
Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new crossing
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 52.2 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.12705, -92.54633   (decimal degrees)
41°07'37" N, 92°32'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/538081/4552960 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirkville
Land survey
T. 73 N., R. 15 W., Sec. 14
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10
Inventory numbers
IA 332440 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Sufficiency rating: 28 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built during 1900s (6,630)
Iowa (6,104)
Lost (20,781)
One-lane traffic (7,530)
Owned by county (19,492)
Pony truss (15,436)
Replaced by new bridge (13,627)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,356)
Structurally deficient (17,452)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,803)
Truss (30,573)
Wapello County, Iowa (106)

Sources 

  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Fudge Creek Bridge
Posted November 9, 2008, by Bob Davis (bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Gone, but not forgotten. A low-water crossing replaced this 165th Street bridge but the circular concrete pilings encased by steel can be seen upstream providing erosion protection as the creek turns to cross the road. My coordinates (41.12718, -92.54608) match well those provided by BridgeHunter for this November 9, 2008 photo where this bridge used to be.

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