Calamus Creek Lincoln Highway Bridge

235th Street just off US 30

Pony truss bridge over Calamus Creek on route of the former Lincoln Highway


Deck and Truss Detail

Note the skew of this bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning


Street Views 


This pony truss bridge once carried America's first paved coast-to-coast highway. This section of the historic Lincoln Highway was bypassed to the south, by modern US 30. The bridge is closed to traffic, but is widely used by hikers and bikers to cross Calamus Creek.


Bridge (2,675)
Built during 1930s (5,584)
Clinton County, Iowa (33)
Have Street View (50,469)
Iowa (2,528)
Lincoln Highway (84)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • April 9, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • September 1, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • September 1, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger - wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com