Alden Bridge, Spanning Iowa River at Main Street, Alden, Hardin County, IA
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Spanning Iowa River at Main Street, Alden, IA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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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