Le Grand Bridge (1896)

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Le Grand Bridge
Le Grand Bridge (1896) is located in Iowa
Le Grand Bridge (1896)
Le Grand Bridge (1896) is located in the US
Le Grand Bridge (1896)
Location Abbot Ave. over the Iowa River
Nearest city Le Grand, Iowa
Coordinates 42°1′54″N 92°45′58″W / 42.03167°N 92.76611°W / 42.03167; -92.76611Coordinates: 42°1′54″N 92°45′58″W / 42.03167°N 92.76611°W / 42.03167; -92.76611
Area less than one acre
Built 1896
Architect Marshalltown Bridge and Iron Works
Architectural style pinned Pratt through truss
MPS Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
NRHP reference # 98000481[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 1998

The Le Grand Bridge was located north of Le Grand, Iowa, United States. It spanned the Iowa River for 242 feet (74 m),[2] carrying traffic on a gravel road named Abbot Avenue. Since Abbott Avenue is the border between Marshall and Tama Counties, the bridge is in two counties lengthwise. Many bridges span from one county across to another, but few are lengthwise split. It necessitated a joint session of the two county's Board of Supervisors on June 29, 1896 to approve the project. The pinned Pratt through truss bridge was built in 1896 by the Marshalltown Bridge and Iron Works for $3,548.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1] The bridge collapsed in the Iowa flood of 2008.[3]

See also[edit]

See also Le Grand Bridge (1914), over the same Iowa River backwater, wholly in Marshall County, nearby, also NRHP-listed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Clayton B. Fraser. "Le Grand Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-03-01.  with photos
  3. ^ "Historic Bridges of Iowa: Le Grand Bridge". Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2016-03-03.