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Honey Creek Bridge



Lost pony truss bridge over Honey Creek on a local road
Lucas County, Iowa
Replaced by a dam in 2006
Built 1951; replaced with a dam 2006
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.92363, -93.13222   (decimal degrees)
40°55'25" N, 93°07'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/488867/4530287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 71 N., R. 20 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
IA 225210 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1951 (288)
Built during 1950s (3,863)
Iowa (6,544)
Lost (25,232)
Lost 2006 (356)
Lost during 2000s (4,205)
Lucas County, Iowa (71)
Owned by county (20,928)
Pony truss (16,304)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,125)
Structurally deficient (14,049)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,325)
Truss (33,116)

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Updated status based on satellite imagery. The bridge has been replaced.



Honey Creek Bridge
Posted April 15, 2010, by Jay Rush

Most of the replaced/being replaced bridges in Iowa were built from the postwar period and the standards at the time were not very high. This means that those bridges are beginning to fall into disrepair and are becoming dangerous. It is much easier to replace these old bridges with box culverts (boring I know), which do not need to be maintenenced yearly as bridges do.

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted April 15, 2010, by Staci Howell (hstaci23 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'm wondering why this bridge and some other bridges in the state are closing or are already closed. Only way that I'm convinced about them being closed is by pictures.