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Bear Creek Bridge

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Description 

Per field visit, this pony truss bridge has been replaced with a bridge consisting of two retired flat car rail cars placed side by side. Appears replacement was fairly recent, perhaps earlier this year (2019), or last year (2018).

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Bear Creek Road
Location
Winneshiek County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge consisting of two retired side by side flat car railcars
History
Built 1915
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.44552, -91.68917   (decimal degrees)
43°26'44" N, 91°41'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/606068/4811125 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Highlandville
Land survey
T. 100 N., R. 07 W., Sec. 28
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
45
Inventory numbers
IA 349290 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14713 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1915 (1,168)
Built during 1910s (9,227)
Iowa (6,178)
Lost (22,109)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Owned by county (19,991)
Pony truss (15,664)
Replaced by new bridge (14,759)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,908)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,964)
Truss (31,118)
Winneshiek County, Iowa (89)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2019: Updated by Patrick S. O'Donnell: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net