Fremont Mill Bridge

Pedestrian path over small pond in Central Park, Anamosa, Iowa

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Oblique View Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2012

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Description 

The Fremont Mill Bridge was built during the heyday of the use of bowstring arch-trusses. In the 1860s and 1870s bowstring arch-trusses were used extensively because of their great structural efficiency and relatively low construction costs. The Fremont Mill bridge is an excellent example of the work of the Joseph Davenport's Massillon Iron Bridge Company, a major bridge fabricator who erected many of these type of bridges throughout the nation. This bridge is also of great interest because it employs the unusual built-up lattice girders of Davenport's patent. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IA-58)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1998
Reference number
98000537
Architectural style
Other architectural type; bowstring through arch truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Pedestrian related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1873

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

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