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Price Creek Bridge


U Ave Price Creek Bridge

View of the east side. Taken June 11, 2013.

Photo taken by Dave King


BH Photo #255940



Lost Pony truss bridge over Price Creek on CR W22 (U Avenue)
Iowa County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Contract lets in 2015.
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1959; replaced 2015
Pratt pony truss
Span length: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83593, -91.90872   (decimal degrees)
41°50'09" N, 91°54'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590609/4632136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middle Amana
Land survey
T. 81 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
IA 191080 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.3 (out of 100)
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Built during 1920s (9,996)
Concrete deck (139)
Doomed (1,099)
Iowa (6,545)
Iowa County, Iowa (90)
Lost (25,267)
Lost 2015 (362)
Lost during 2010s (3,312)
One-lane traffic (7,618)
Owned by county (20,944)
Pony truss (16,311)
Pratt pony truss (3,670)
Pratt truss (9,395)
Replaced by new bridge (17,010)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,739)
Structurally deficient (14,038)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,234)
Truss (33,137)

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Updated status: replaced
  • March 25, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 22, 2015: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 8, 2013: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Concrete deck"
  • July 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is a warren pony truss


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth


Price Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

I did classify it as a warren. Silly mistake. Not sure if I was going too fast and didn't take a decent look at the pictures. Sorry for the confusion.

Price Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is a regular problem when the truss web is so short. There aren't enough panels for a pattern to be seen.

But I agree with Clark. This is a 5 panel pratt truss. If it _had_ to be a warren, I would call it something like "center panel overlapping warren with verticals". But really it's clear to me it's a pratt.

John - did you classify this as a a warren, or did you find somewhere else that called it a warren? I don't want to just arbitrarily change what you just edited...

Price Creek Bridge
Posted July 3, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I need some identification assistance here. I always thought Warren trusses were equilateral triangles, sometimes with altitudes. I see this truss as a Pratt with the angled members slanting down toward the center. What's the differentiating feature I'm missing?