Elkader Keystone Bridge

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Bridge St., Elkader, Iowa

Two-span stone arch bridge over Turkey River on Bridge Street in Elkader

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Southeast Face

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012

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Description 

The Elkader Bridge, built in the second half of the nineteenth century, is an exceptional example of American stone masonry. The bridge has a total length of 189 feet, having two arches each spanning 80 feet, making it one of the longest stone arch bridges west of the Mississippi. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IA-47)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1976
Reference number
76000747
Architectural style
Other architectural type; stone arch bridge
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
1888; 1889

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 23, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • January 3, 2012: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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