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- Chambers Ford Bridge for Sale. Any Takers? April 17, 2014Belle Plaine, Iowa- Tama County: one of many Iowa counties that has more than two dozen pre-1945 bridges left in the state. This includes the steel truss Black Bridge spanning the Iowa River and the Lincoln Highway Bridge near Toledo, … Continue reading → […]firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Otranto Bridge in Iowa Gone! March 13, 2014Whereabouts of Historic Bridge in Mitchell County after Reported Dismantling Unknown. The Otranto Bridge, spanning the Cedar River at St. Angsar, was unique because of its unusual truss design- the Camelback Pennsylvania Petit, one of two remaining in Iowa, according … Continue reading → […]firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the run-up to the fifth annual Historic Bridge Weekend taking place next weekend beginning Friday the 9th in Preston, Minnesota, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is providing readers with a pair of quizzes pertaining to Iowa’s transportation history, designed to … Continue reading
Author’s Note: This article serves as a twofold function: 1. It is part of a multiple series on the Historic Bridge Conference, which took place last weekend (21-23 September) in Indiana, where the documentary was shown, and 2. This is … Continue reading
Our next post brings you to Ames, Iowa. Located 30 miles (48 km) north of the capital of Des Moines, the city of 59,000 is perhaps the engineering hub of the state. The Iowa Department of Transportation has its … Continue reading
In the June 7th edition of the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, I profiled the four bridges in Harrison County, Iowa that were part of a larger bridge imported all the way from California. Two of these bridges have been torn down, one … Continue reading
Author’s Note: The next two historic bridge entries deal with the bridges in Harrison County, Iowa. While the county has one of the highest number of historic bridges in the state, the uniqueness of it is the fact that a … Continue reading
When looking at the Durrow Road Bridge, located east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the first thing that comes to mind is that it is a typical through truss bridge built in the 1920s. Judging by its recent paint job, it … Continue reading