Rating:
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55th Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #211039

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Riveted Camelback Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on 55th Avenue
Location
Warren County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1950
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Riveted Camelback through truss with WV portal bracing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 157.2 ft.
Total length: 244.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Also called
Middle River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.38124, -93.70381   (decimal degrees)
41°22'52" N, 93°42'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/441150/4581318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwalk
Land survey
T. 76 N., R. 25 W., Sec. 14
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
70
Inventory numbers
IA 334730 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2014: New photos from Kevin Skow

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com