Fremont Mill Bridge

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Fremont Mill Bridge
Fremont Mill Bridge.jpg
Fremont Mill Bridge is located in Iowa
Fremont Mill Bridge
Fremont Mill Bridge is located in the US
Fremont Mill Bridge
Nearest city Anamosa, Iowa
Coordinates 42°6′36″N 91°7′58″W / 42.11000°N 91.13278°W / 42.11000; -91.13278Coordinates: 42°6′36″N 91°7′58″W / 42.11000°N 91.13278°W / 42.11000; -91.13278
Area less than one acre
Built 1873
Built by Massillon Iron Bridge Company (superstructure); James Milne (substructure)
Architectural style bowstring through arch truss
MPS Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000537[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 1998

The Fremont Mill Bridge near Anamosa, Iowa was built in 1873. Its superstructure was designed and built by Massillon Iron Bridge Company and its foundations were built by James Milne. It is a wrought iron bowstring, through arch truss bridge.

It originally spanned the Maquoketa River in Monticello City and was built to replace a bridge that had been destroyed by ice flow.

The bridge has been moved twice, first in 1930 to span Buffalo Creek, and again in 1986. As of 1994, it served to bring a pedestrian path over a small pond in Jones County's Central Park, in Jackson Township, Iowa, about 7 miles (11 km) west of Anamosa.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Robert Hybben, Charlene Roise and Clayton Fraser (August 31, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fremont Mill Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-29.  with photo from 1990