Fort Madison Bridge

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IA 9 over Mississippi R., Fort Madison, Iowa

Toll double-decker through truss swing bridge over the Mississippi River on IA 2/IL 9/BNSF Railroad at Fort Madison

Photos 

Swing Bridge Span

This is a double-deck bridge with railroad tracks on the bottom and two highway lanes above the tracks. The roadway jogs slightly at the ends of the main spans to bypass the tracks.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2013

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Map 

Street View 

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 27, 1999
Reference number
99001035
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Swing-span through truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Road-related; Rail-related
Current functions
Road-related; Rail-related
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1925; 1927

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • November 4, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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