Morgan Bridge

Address: Maple Lane over branch of Clanton Cr., Peru, Iowa. County/parish: Madison.

NRIS 98000507

Added to the National Register of Historic Places May 15, 1998.

Part of Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS (NRIS 64500160).

From Wikipedia:

Morgan Bridge (Old Peru, Iowa)

The Morgan Bridge is a historic structure, originally located southeast of Old Peru, Iowa, United States. It spanned a branch of Clanton Creek for 60 feet (18 m). The wrought iron or steel Pratt pony truss was manufactured by the King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Company of Cleveland. Benton Jones of Winterset, Iowa assembled it for $376.39. The approaches are timber stringer spans, and it is supported by timber pile bents. The bridge has not been operational for years. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The span originally served a remote crossing, but has subsequently been relocated and is now owned by the Madison County Historical Society.

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Architects:

  • Jones, Benton
  • King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing C

Architectural styles:

  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/98000507

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