Lincoln Highway Bridge (Tama, Iowa)

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Lincoln Highway Bridge
Lincoln Highway bridge 051549pu.jpg
Lincoln Highway Bridge summer 1995
Lincoln Highway Bridge (Tama, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Lincoln Highway Bridge (Tama, Iowa)
Lincoln Highway Bridge (Tama, Iowa) is located in the US
Lincoln Highway Bridge (Tama, Iowa)
Location E. 5th St.
Tama, Iowa
Coordinates 41°57′50″N 92°33′44″W / 41.96389°N 92.56222°W / 41.96389; -92.56222Coordinates: 41°57′50″N 92°33′44″W / 41.96389°N 92.56222°W / 41.96389; -92.56222
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Built by Paul N. Kingsley
Architect Iowa Highway Commission
Architectural style Steel stringer bridge
NRHP reference # 78001263[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1978

The Lincoln Highway Bridge is located in Tama, Iowa, United States, along the historic Lincoln Highway. The Steel stringer bridge was built in 1914, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It spans Mud Creek for 22 feet (6.7 m) with a width of 24 feet (7.3 m).[2] The bridge is noteworthy for its distinctive railings. They are 3.33 feet (1.01 m) high, and feature the words "Lincoln Highway" in concrete. Local boosters of the Lincoln Highway paid for the railings as a way of promoting the roadway.[3] The bridge was designed by the Iowa Highway Commission and built by Paul N. Kingsley, a contractor from Strawberry Point, Iowa.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Historic Bridges: Lincoln Highway Bridge". Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  3. ^ Mrs. Ray Crawford. "Lincoln Highway Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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The Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama, Iowa. Photo taken in July 2009