Pine Mill Bridge

NE of Muscatine in Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine, Iowa

Pin-connected Pratt through truss over Pine Creek

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Overview

That's the historic mill to the left.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2013

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Description 

By the 1880s, the pin-connected Pratt through truss was almost the exclusive structural type for medium-span roadway crossings in Iowa. The Pine Mill Bridge is distinguished among these by its early date and is a classic example of work by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. It stands next to a maintained grist mill, and is the only remaining site in Iowa in which the relationship of mill and bridge is preserved. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IA-69)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Reference number
98000493
Architectural style
Other architectural type; pinned Pratt through truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1878

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • June 23, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated incorrect GPS coordinates and added photos

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