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Crooked Creek Bridge


Crooked Creek Bridge

View from the south end looking north

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken August 12, 2013


BH Photo #262217


Through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on Orange Avenue
Washington County, Iowa
Closed to all traffic
Built 1895
Pratt through truss with Town Lattice Portal Bracing
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 126.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.20825, -91.68289   (decimal degrees)
41°12'30" N, 91°40'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/610422/4562711 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 74 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 17
Inventory numbers
IA 335780 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14658 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "6-panel truss"
  • August 13, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Crooked Creek (Iowa)", "Town lattice portal bracing", "Pin-connected"
  • July 13, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Readjusted the GPS coordinates to reflect on the location of the bridge + added information


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2014, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Luke, I shall go here too, on my field checking tomorrow. Do the Orange Avenue and south. My question is, who do we think the builder is?

We have a road trip planned to the courthouse next week to seek documents and maps regarding historic roads and bridges.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted August 15, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The level C road is only somewhere north of 303rd Street north to 295th. This section of the road wasn't labeled level C. Looked as if the road was open to traffic from the south to 303rd Street.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted August 14, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

County engineers can close roads by making them level c and giving the farmer access.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted August 13, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Tried to access this bridge from the north from 295th Street to Orange Ave. Orange avenue has a gate with a large No Trespassing Level C Limited Maintenance Road sign. I went around to the south end and there is a road closed sign but there is access. There were no Bridge Out Ahead, Bridge Closed, No Trespassing signs and nothing blocking the bridge from being driven on. did not drive over it anyways, but thought that was strange.