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U Avenue Bridge

U Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 10, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
U Avenue Over South Branch Salt Creek
Location
Rural: Tama County, Iowa: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1907 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
98 Feet (29.87 Meters)
Structure Length
100 Feet (30.48 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
318690

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This bridge is a late example of a pin-connected through truss with a construction date of 1907. It represents bridges built in the first decade of the 20th Century quite well with its traditional details and a-frame portal bracing design. The bridge appears to be in decent condition but has been closed to traffic. An unusual alteration is that a section of top chord from some other bridges was bound to the top chord of this bridge apparently to act as a brace. This bridge would be easy to restore. It would be a good candidate for relocation and reuse by pedestrians. It could also be rehabilitated for light vehicular use where it is.

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