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Wolf Creek C Avenue Bridge


Wolf Creek C Avenue Bridge

View from the south end looking north

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 28, 2013


BH Photo #261222



Pony truss bridge over Wolf Creek on C Avenue
Tama County, Iowa
Demolished and replaced 2016
Built 1916; Replaced 2016
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.19459, -92.72796   (decimal degrees)
42°11'41" N, 92°43'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/522460/4671417 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 16 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
IA 320040 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14495 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 29, 2016: Updated by Russ Gardiner: Added category "Lost"
  • February 6, 2016: Updated by Luke: Bridge is currently being replaced
  • April 27, 2015: Updated by Kevin Skow: Satellite imagery from March 2015 shows a new bridge is in the process of being built to replace this bridge
  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Doomed
  • July 28, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is a warren pony truss
  • July 28, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed name and location


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com


Wolf Creek C Avenue Bridge
Posted August 26, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Talked to the Tama County Engineer today and he told me that this bridge is going to be replaced. They don't have a contractor as of yet.