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Bear Creek Bridge

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Bear Creek Bridge

View from the southeast.

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken June 20, 2013

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BH Photo #256872

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on 305th Street
Location
Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34745, -91.91887   (decimal degrees)
42°20'51" N, 91°55'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589048/4688920 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cheney
Land survey
T. 87 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 17
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
25
Inventory numbers
IA 81380 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12926 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Buchanan County, Iowa (97)
Built 1909 (716)
Built during 1900s (6,748)
Iowa (6,177)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Open (38,115)
Owned by county (19,990)
Pin-connected (3,681)
Pony truss (15,663)
Pratt pony truss (3,461)
Pratt truss (8,675)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,906)
Structurally deficient (15,911)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,688)
Truss (31,116)
Wooden deck (5,992)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 20, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Road Name

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com