Benton Street Bridge
|Benton Street Bridge|
|Locale||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Designer||Edward L. Ashton|
Benton Street Bridge was a historically important bridge designed by Edward L. Ashton. It crossed the Iowa River in Iowa City. In 1989 it was demolished and replaced with a modern highway bridge. A historical marker nearby describes the old bridge.
Ned Ashton has been called "the most distinguished bridge engineer in the history of Iowa and was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Iowa from 1943 to 1957. He designed several bridges over the Mississippi River, and was a pioneer in the design of welded plate girder bridges.
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