1 vote

Big Creek Bridge



Abandoned through truss bridge over Big Creek on Old Road
Henry County, Iowa
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.96238, -91.60463   (decimal degrees)
40°57'45" N, 91°36'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/617420/4535518 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Pleasant
Inventory number
BH 63832 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,728)
Built 1903 (597)
Built during 1900s (7,337)
Clinton Bridge & Iron Works (71)
Henry County, Iowa (49)
Iowa (6,544)
Pin-connected (3,942)
Pony truss (16,304)
Through truss (15,270)
Truss (33,117)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected stream name
  • October 26, 2014: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke


Big Creek Bridge
Posted December 21, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1958 Burlington 250,000 topo shows the road open.

Big Creek Bridge
Posted June 13, 2018, by Luke

It's a common theme for Google Maps to mis-name streams when they get close to their confluences.

On the subject of the NBI, is anyone opposed to merging the 96 NBI data?

It seems fairly spot-on to me.

Big Creek Bridge
Posted June 13, 2018, by Don Morrison

It looks like Google maps has misnamed this waterway.

USGS calls it Big Creek:


So this is probably the bridge Luke found in the 96 NBI.

Looking at Bing maps, it appears there are other former crossings on this stream, the bridges long gone, except for what appears to be a pipeline? bridge at 40.926256, -91.550704.

Big Creek Bridge
Posted June 12, 2018, by Luke

The 1996 NBI lists a closed bridge dating to 1903 over Big Creek:


Span length seems to match IMO.

Skunk River Bridge
Posted June 12, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

This one's for you, esp. those residing in Henry County. Can you help crack this case? The 97th mystery bridge takes us to Iowa, to Henry County, to a historic bridge over Skunk River that is unknown- no history, no record and no photos. Can you help solve this case? More here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/mys...