Fish Creek Bridge (Salem, Iowa) Article

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Fish Creek Bridge
Fish Creek Bridge (Salem, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Fish Creek Bridge (Salem, Iowa)
Fish Creek Bridge (Salem, Iowa) is located in the US
Fish Creek Bridge (Salem, Iowa)
LocationHickory Rd. over Fish Creek
Nearest city Salem, Iowa
Coordinates 40°51′16″N 91°34′50.3″W / 40.85444°N 91.580639°W / 40.85444; -91.580639
FISH CREEK BRIDGE (SALEM IOWA) Latitude and Longitude:

40°51′16″N 91°34′50.3″W / 40.85444°N 91.580639°W / 40.85444; -91.580639
Arealess than one acre
Built1894
Architect King Iron Bridge Company
MPS Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
NRHP reference # 98000524 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 15, 1998

The Fish Creek Bridge is a historic structure that was originally located east of Salem, Iowa, United States. The span carried Hickory Road over Fish Creek for 50 feet (15 m). [2] It is a small-scale, wrought-iron bridge that the Henry County Board of Supervisors bought from the George E. King Bridge Company of Des Moines in 1893 for $410.80. It was believed to have been fabricated by their parent company, King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland, and assembled by local laborers. Its historical significance derived from its being an uncommon variant of the Pratt truss. [3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. [1] Subsequently, the bridge has been replaced at its original location, and the historic structure was moved to Oakland Mills Park.

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References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Clayton B. Fraser. "Fish Creek Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-02-20. with photos
  3. ^ "Fish Creek bridge". Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2017-02-20.