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IC. R. R. Co. Bridge. Diamond Jo Grain Elevators. THE HIGH BRIDGE FROM THE IOWA SHORE.
Image from page 49 of "Dubuque and its neighborhood" (1897)
Title: Dubuque and its neighborhood
Publisher: Dubuque [Hardie & Scharle]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
|Photo provided by Hank Zaletel via Bridge Hunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)|
C. L. Strobel was chosen to design a pontoon bridge at this location. But he suggested a high bridge that would not need a movable span. So the plan to build a pontoon bridge changed to a plan to build a high bridge. I've seen the date of 1886 for this bridge, but that is when the money was raised. The first teams crossed the bridge on Nov 25, 1887.
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|1947 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|