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Timber Avenue Bridge

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Branch Des Moines River Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in May 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #232906

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on Timber Avenue
Location
Van Buren County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2013
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.64593, -91.80473   (decimal degrees)
40°38'45" N, 91°48'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/601061/4500139 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonaparte
Land survey
T. 68 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 32
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50
Inventory numbers
IA 327620 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14559 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 27, 2014: New photo from James Baughn
  • August 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry to read as "In the prcoess of being replaced"
  • August 31, 2013: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge was in process of being replaced when I visited on Aug. 13, 2013
  • June 2, 2012: Updated by Chris Gonnerman: Updated bridge truss description.

Sources 

  • Chris Gonnerman
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Luke