Rating:
No votes cast

Branch Raccoon River Bridge

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in September 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #147273

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Raccoon River on 500 St
Location
Buena Vista County, Iowa
Status
Replaced with a culvert
History
Built 1927
Design
Riveted, half-hip, 2-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.79232, -95.14200   (decimal degrees)
42°47'32" N, 95°08'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/324818/4739978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rembrandt
Land survey
T. 92 N., R. 36 W., Sec. 18
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
15
Inventory numbers
IA 85650 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 12962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

2-panel truss (36)
Buena Vista County, Iowa (32)
Built 1927 (870)
Built during 1920s (10,068)
Iowa (6,587)
Lost (26,092)
One-lane traffic (7,638)
Owned by county (21,150)
Pony truss (16,507)
Pratt pony truss (3,729)
Pratt truss (9,578)
Replaced by new bridge (17,646)
Riveted (2,232)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,882)
Structurally deficient (13,568)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,314)
Truss (33,668)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge was replaced with a culvert
  • October 7, 2009: New photos from David Backlin
  • October 6, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Revised description (open to traffic)

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com