Cascade Bridge

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S. Main St. over Cascade Ravine, Burlington, Iowa

Deck truss bridge over Cascade Ravine on S. Main Street in Burlington

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Description 

This bridge, a combination of pinned Pratt trusses and a pinned Baltimore truss, is a unique type for Iowa. It is in relatively good and unaltered condition for such an old urban bridge in daily use. A product of the joint construction efforts of the City of Burlington and the Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Works, this bridge is a well preserved example of the work of a firm that was in business for a quarter century (until its absorption by American Bridge Company), but about which relatively little is known. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IA-50)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1998
Reference number
98000793
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Baltimore deck 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
1896

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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