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NW 86th Street Beaver Creek Bridge

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Beaver Creek Bridge

The Des Moines Register: December 23 1982

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BH Photo #462615

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on NW 86th Street
Location
Herrold, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1909 at Levey, Iowa; Rebuilt here 1939; Closed 1982
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa (Original Fabrication)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 140.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71388, -93.73663   (decimal degrees)
41°42'50" N, 93°44'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/438721/4618271 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
IA 282250 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 87529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2020: Updated by Luke: Merged 1996 NBI data; Bridge survived until the early 2000s.
  • December 18, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 18, 2019: Added by Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted December 18, 2019, by Luke

Thanks, Melissa! I don't know about anyone else, but this sure looks like one of the Ball's Ford/Levey spans to me.

Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted December 18, 2019, by Luke

One more, Melissa!

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/129278076/

Thanks again, as always.