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Chimney Rock Bridge

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Chimney Rock Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: June 30, 2009 and August 9, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Chimney Rock Road Over Upper Iowa River
Location
Rural: Winneshiek County, Iowa: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1906 By Builder/Contractor: Continental Bridge Company of Chicago and Peotone, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
160 Feet (48.77 Meters)
Structure Length
162 Feet (49.38 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
348790

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

View an essay about this bridge written by Jason D. Smith

This bridge was built by the same company who built the Church Road Bridge in Michigan.

The Chimney Rock Bridge is historically and technologically significant as a historically intact version of a pin-connected Parker truss bridge, built by a bridge company that have very few examples remaining. The bridge was reportedly relocated from a different original location to this site in 1952.

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CarCam: Westbound Crossing
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CarCam: Eastbound Crossing
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