Eveland Bridge

Fulton Ave. over Des Moines R., Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Description 

The Eveland Bridge is a rare example of a multiple-span Whipple truss bridge. A less common variation on the Pratt truss, the Whipple truss was seldom used for wagon trusses in Iowa, and only seven remain today. Spanning the Des Moines River, the Eveland Bridge was the primary connection for southwest Mahaska County and played a major role in county commerce for decades after its erection. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IA-65)

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Reference number
98000504
Architectural style
Other architectural type; pinned Whipple 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 years
1876; 1877

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