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137th Trail Overpass

Photos 

Looking East

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in March 2017

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BH Photo #383509

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over BNSF Railroad on a local road
Location
Lucas County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be replaced by a grade crossing 2021 or 2022
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 113.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02636, -93.47932   (decimal degrees)
41°01'35" N, 93°28'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/459704/4541793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lucas
Land survey
T. 72 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
70
Inventory numbers
IA 226640 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13870 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1910s (9,709)
Doomed (1,100)
Flared (403)
Iowa (6,544)
Lucas County, Iowa (71)
Open (40,042)
Owned by railroad (12,591)
Pony truss (16,304)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,738)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,195)
Truss (33,116)

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2021: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 17, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes

Sources 

  • Daniel Barnes
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

137th Trail Overpass
Posted March 3, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly will be replaced by a grade crossing this year or next.