Le Grand Bridge (1914)

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Le Grand Bridge
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Le Grand Bridge (1914) is located in Iowa
Le Grand Bridge (1914)
Le Grand Bridge (1914) is located in the US
Le Grand Bridge (1914)
Nearest city Le Grand, Iowa
Coordinates 42°1′47″N 92°46′59″W / 42.02972°N 92.78306°W / 42.02972; -92.78306Coordinates: 42°1′47″N 92°46′59″W / 42.02972°N 92.78306°W / 42.02972; -92.78306
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Architect Marshall City Engineer, IA State Hwy; Capital City Construction
Architectural style concrete deck girder
MPS Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
NRHP reference # 98000499[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 1998

The Le Grand Bridge was built in 1914-1915. It is a concrete girder bridge that is one of the early examples of work of that type by the Iowa State Highway Commission.[1][2]:E-20


The LeGrand Bridge carried traffic over the Iowa River for more than fifty years. The bridge is a multiple-span reinforced concrete girder construction. This type of bridge construction was typical in Marshall County, Iowa since the Brockway Act of 1913. Marshall county supervisors contracted with Des Moines-based Capital City Construction Company to build the bridge, which was completed early in 1915. The county later rechanneled the river and rerouted the road. The LeGrand Bridge now stands abandoned over a backwater of the river.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ John J. Roberts and Clayton B. Fraser (July 21, 1995). "Highway Bridges of Iowa Multiple Property Submission" (PDF). 
  3. ^ Bridgehunter.com (September 9, 2012). "Le Grand Bridge".