Beaver Creek Bridge
M Ave. over Beaver Cr., Perry, Iowa
(Lost) Marsh arch bridge over Beaver Creek on M Avenue
Replaced in 2004 by this UCEB.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2014
+41.84637, -94.0480641°50'47" N, 94°02'53" W
Marsh concrete through arch replaced by a UCEB - Utilitarian Concrete Eyesore Bridge. (Some would say, "UGLY Concrete Eyesore Bridge" which is hard to argue with.)
At one time, Marsh concrete through arches were commonplace in Iowa and in some other Midwestern states. Those elegant bridges are disappearing at an alarming rate.
There is an excellent example of the Marsh Rainbow Arch design that is extant on one of the original alignments of the Lincoln Highway. It is in Boone County, not too far north of here. You can see the Beaver Creek Bridge by clicking the link. It is the last remaining of five Marsh arch bridges that were built in that part of Boone County.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1998
- Reference number
- Architectural style
- Other architectural type; Concrete Marsh arch
- Area of significance
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- C - Design/Construction
- Property type
- Historic function
- Current function
- Period of significance
- Significant year
- May 31, 2014: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos