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Plattsmouth Bridge, Spanning Missouri River at U.S. Highway 34, Pacific Junction, Mills County, IA

Plattsmouth Bridge, Spanning Missouri River at U.S. Highway 34, Pacific Junction, Mills County, IA

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Summary

Significance: This bridge is historically significant as a regionally important vehicular crossing of the Missouri River and is the oldest extant Missouri River highway bridge in Iowa. Moreover, it is a unique example of a privately financed and operated toll bridge over a major river. It is technologically significant as a noteworthy example of cantilevered truss construction. The Plattsmouth Bridge has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N238
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N660
Survey number: HAER IA-67
Building/structure dates: 1929 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Omaha Structural Steel Works
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Location

Pacific Junction41.01871, -95.80109
Google Map of 41.0187126, -95.8010851
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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