Mill Race Bridge

Address: Pheasant Rd. over Turkey R., West Union, Iowa. County/parish: Fayette.

NRIS 98000784

Added to the National Register of Historic Places June 25, 1998.

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

From Wikipedia:

Mill Race Bridge

Mill Race Bridge is a historic structure located northwest of Eldorado, Iowa, United States. It spans the Turkey River for 120 feet (37 m). Its name is derived from its location near a riverside mill. Horace E. Horton, a civil engineer from Minneapolis, had designed wagon bridges for Fayette County in the 1880s. When he joined the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company late in the decade, he took the county with him as a client. Chicago B&I was responsible for providing the county's bridges in the 1890s. This bridge was completed about 1892, but its concrete abutments are not original. While it remains in place, but it has been replaced by a newer span. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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Architects:

  • Chicago Bridge and Iron Co.
  • Horton, Horace E.

Architectural styles:

  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/98000784

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