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Wolf Creek W Avenue Bridge


Looking North along W Avenue

You can see the subject bridge in the distance.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2013


BH Photo #253479


Through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on W Avenue
Tama County, Iowa
Intact but closed to vehicular traffic
Built 1903
Pratt through truss with Howe Lattice portal bracings
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 150.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25192, -92.33798   (decimal degrees)
42°15'07" N, 92°20'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/554610/4677959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eagle Center
Land survey
T. 86 N., R. 13 W., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
IA 320260 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2016: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • May 11, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos
  • January 24, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is a Pratt through truss
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed name and location


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com


Wolf Creek W Avenue Bridge
Posted May 13, 2014, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While at a meeting on Chambers Ford the county engineer suggested this might be a possibility for restoration to light vehicular traffic.

He was also open to making a study assessment on all the historic bridges ib his area so that good decisions and good info are at hand.