Washington Mill Bridge

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Washington Mill Bridge
1877 Washington Mill Bridge.jpg
Washington Mill Bridge is located in Iowa
Washington Mill Bridge
Washington Mill Bridge is located in the US
Washington Mill Bridge
Nearest city Bernard, Iowa
Coordinates 42°18′15″N 90°46′49″W / 42.30417°N 90.78028°W / 42.30417; -90.78028Coordinates: 42°18′15″N 90°46′49″W / 42.30417°N 90.78028°W / 42.30417; -90.78028
Area less than one acre
Built 1877-78
Built by Massillon Bridge Co.; Donahue, T.J.
Architect Massillon Bridge Co.
Architectural style Bowstring through arch-truss
MPS Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000788[1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1998

The Washington Mill Bridge is a road bridge crossing Lytle Creek near Bernard, Iowa that was built in 1877-78. It is a bowstring, through arch bridge, manufactured and built by the Massillon Bridge Company.[1]

The bridge is significant for its engineering. Its span is 113 feet (34 m) and it cost #2,589. As of 1994, the bridge's setting was relatively unchanged since the bridge's construction more than 100 years before.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Clayton B. Fraser (August 31, 1994). "Washington Mill Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-09.  with one photo