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6th Street Bridge (1948)


Photo taken by Luke in April 2012


BH Photo #229696

Street View 


Girder bridge over Ioway (Formerly Squaw) Creek on 6th Street
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1948; Replaced 2015-6
- Ben Cole & Sons Construction Co. of Ames, Iowa
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 254.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02743, -93.62832   (decimal degrees)
42°01'39" N, 93°37'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447986/4653012 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames West
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
IA 180 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • December 16, 2015: Updated by Luke: Bridge is gone.
  • November 8, 2015: Updated by Luke: Demolition to begin soon: New bridge to be built over the winter.
  • January 29, 2015: Updated by Luke: According to documents from 2014, Ames plans to replace the bridge during FY 2015/16
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Plans to replace the bridge are being proposed.
  • May 8, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 10, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
  • September 25, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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6th Street Bridge
Posted June 9, 2015, by Nathan Holth

Confirmed: Slated for demolition and replacement anticipated let date September 2015. Project BRM-0155(685)--8N-85