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Alden Bridge, Spanning Iowa River at Main Street, Alden, Hardin County, IA



B&W Photos

HB417466
3/4 View From Southwest

HB417467
3/4 View From Northwest

HB417468
Detail Of Center Pier, From Northwest

HB417469
Barrel View From South

HB417470
3/4 View From Southwest

HB417471
Detail Of Light Fixture At Northeast Corner, From North

HB417472
Underside Of Bridge, From North


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Iowa River at Main Street, Alden, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-56
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N228).
National Register Number: 98000517
Significance: Alden Bridge was an early and important project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Iowa. Constructed in concrete using rigid frame technology, it is a prototype of 1930s bridges, popular not only for its visual appeal, but also because its labor intensive construction provided many with work during this depressed era.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. 3/4 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. 3/4 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
3. DETAIL OF CENTER PIER, FROM NORTHWEST
4. BARREL VIEW FROM SOUTH
5. 3/4 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
6. DETAIL OF LIGHT FIXTURE AT NORTHEAST CORNER, FROM NORTH
7. UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, FROM NORTH


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