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5th Street Bridge


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Badger Creek on 5th Street in Ida Grove
Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement anticipated let date September 2015. Project BROS-3650(604)--8J-47
Built 1900, Replaced 2015
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.34124, -95.47533   (decimal degrees)
42°20'28" N, 95°28'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/296092/4690632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ida Grove
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
IA 6170 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13669 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
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Built 1900 (908)
Built during 1900s (6,918)
Have street view (25,851)
Ida County, Iowa (20)
Ida Grove, Iowa (6)
Iowa (6,271)
Lost (22,885)
Lost 2015 (323)
Lost during 2010s (2,970)
One-lane traffic (7,547)
Owned by city (5,012)
Pony truss (15,816)
Replaced by new bridge (15,258)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,152)
Structurally deficient (15,488)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,836)
Truss (31,628)
Wooden deck (6,013)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Replaced
  • June 9, 2015: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 14, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been replaced


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


Badger Creek 5th Street Bridge
Posted June 9, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I continue to struggle with why I am finding bridges in Iowa marked as replaced when they should not be. This bridge is visible in Google satellite, and is listed as an UPCOMING contract in IADOT's letting schedule. So it is doomed... but not gone yet. Replace Contract Details: Ida BROS-3650(604)--8J-47 3650 In the City of Ida Grove, 5th Street: Badger Creek Bridge Replacement - Other