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Long Dick Creek Bridge


Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in April 2020


BH Photo #471118

Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Long Dick Creek on 567th Avenue
Story County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1911
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 44.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.17324, -93.57008   (decimal degrees)
42°10'24" N, 93°34'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/452915/4669168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Story City
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 23 W., Sec. 18
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
IA 316200 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Sufficiency rating: 65.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,776)
Built 1911 (832)
Built during 1910s (10,131)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,306)
Concrete inset railing (480)
Deck arch (12,000)
Have street view (30,046)
Iowa (6,830)
N.M. Stark & Co. (53)
Open (41,256)
Owned by county (21,826)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,384)
Story County, Iowa (163)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,630)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2020: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 14, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden


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Long Dick Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Phooey! I think a better location would be Big Bone Lick, Kentucky. It just rolls off the tongue, excuse the pun. Another bonus is that Sugartit is just around the corner

Long Dick Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2019, by Don Morrison

Hey - how come I see a Delete button on the comment from October 14, 2012, by Butt-head?

Oh, yeah.

That was me.

I and a friend visited many a bridge within 50 miles or so of Ames (also quite a few in northern Iowa) back in the day, spent a lot of time following rivers and streams and on canoe and tubing trips.

Wish I had photos.

Long Dick Creek Bridge
Posted October 15, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Michigan has a bridge located in Hell. Just like you would expect from Michigan's Bridge In Hell, it is an ugly, modern bridge: http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ie=UTF8&layer=c&ll=42.43446,...

Long Dick Creek Bridge
Posted October 15, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow!...I thought for sure someone was just jacking around here (no pun) but there REALLY is a bridge by this name!

Maybe we should have a category for bridges with bizarre and unusual names. The above span and this one: http://www.bridgehunter.com/in/warrick/8700124/

would be good choices.

Long Dick Creek Bridge
Posted October 14, 2012, by Butt-head

Stopped by this bridge a couple of times in the nineties just to drink a beer and ponder the name.

Uhhhh, hey Beavis, it's called "Long Dick Creek". huh huh huh.

Wonder is the "Long" refers to the "Dick" or to the "Creek"

huh huh huh.