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West Auburn Bridge

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Nearest city  West Union, Iowa
Built by  Horace E. Horton
Address  West Union, IA 52175, USA
Added to NRHP  25 June 1998
Built  1880-1881
NRHP Reference #  98000786
Architectural style  Truss bridge
West Auburn Bridge
Location  Near Neon Rd. over the Turkey River
MPS  Highway Bridges of Iowa MPS
Similar  Dodd Ford Bridge, Newell Toll Bridge, Hogback Covered Bridge, Roseman Covered Bridge, Vine Street Bridge

West Auburn Bridge is a historic structure located northwest of West Union, Iowa, United States. It spans the Turkey River for 181 feet (55 m). In 1880 the Fayette County Board of Supervisors contracted with Minneapolis engineer Horace E. Horton to design and build this bridge. The Whipple through truss bridge was completed for $7,598.79. At the time of its nomination it was one of only eight bridges of this design known to exist in Iowa. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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