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Hale Bridge

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NRHP Reference #  98000539
Architectural style  Tied-arch bridge
Nearest city  Anamosa
Built by  King Bridge Company
Added to NRHP  15 May 1998
Hale Bridge
MPS  Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
Similar  Wapsipinicon State Park, St Joseph's Roman C, Anamosa Public Library, Ely's Stone Bridge, Anamosa State Penitentiary

Moving hale bridge


Hale Bridge is a historic structure located south of Anamosa, Iowa, United States. It spans the Wapsipinicon River for 296 feet (90 m). In April 1877 the Jones County Board of Supervisors contracted with the King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland to provide iron bridges to the county for the next year. Pile driving for this bridge's substructure got underway soon after, and the piers were completed by early fall. King provided a 100-foot (30 m) Bowstring through arch-truss and a shorter pony arch in the winter of 1878. The bridge's configuration was changed the following spring and the county ordered another pony truss to replace the original timber approach. The bridge was completed in June 1879, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The Hale Bridge remained in its original location near the unincorporated community of Hale until 2006 when it was moved upriver to Wapsipinicon State Park south of Anamosa.

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Hale bridge moving


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Hale Bridge Wikipedia


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