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Buck Creek Bridge

F. W. Kent Park Pratt Half Hip Pony Truss Bridge

   


Buck Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 10, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rod Dunlap Memorial Bridge Trail Over F. W. Kent Park Lake
Location
Rural: Johnson County, Iowa
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1908 By Builder/Contractor: Iowa Bridge Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12.2 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Introduction

This webpage and narrative you are currently viewing is for one of the seven historic bridges that have been relocated to F. W. Kent Park on the Rod Dunlap Memorial Bridge Trail. This page provides a discussion of the individual bridge. Please also view the Dane Road Bridge page which includes a general overview discussion of F. W. Kent Park on the Rod Dunlap Memorial Bridge Trail. The map on this page shows F. W. Kent Park with all seven bridges labeled. You can click on the name of a bridge to switch to a particular bridge's page. Visit the official page for the park here. If you want to view an enlarged version of the bridge map to the left, click here.

About The Bridge

This bridge's previous location was on an unspecified road over Buck Creek in Pleasant Valley Township. The bridge is a traditionally composed example of its type. However, it does have one unusual detail which is the presence of tiny knee braces on the interior of the truss. A small number of bridges across the country have been found to have a similar detail which is quite unusual.

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