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Honey Creek Bridge, Spanning Honey Creek at One-Hundred Fifth Street, Bangor, Marshall County, IA



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Location
Spanning Honey Creek at One-Hundred Fifth Street, Bangor vicinity, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-39
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Significance: Built by one of Iowa's most prominent and controversial bridge contractors during the heyday of his career, the Honey Creek Bridge is one of the earliest concrete girders built in Iowa and is among the last of the structures built before the statewide adoption of standardized designs. It thus represents the transition between the formative years in Iowa bridge construction, in which the counties were left to their own devices for roadway bridge construction, and the later years, in which bridge design on all levels were standardized and directed by the state highway commission. Concrete bridges -- and particularly concrete girder spans -- were just beginning to find favor among Iowa engineers in the early 1910s when the Iowa General Assembly mandated the standardization of bridge design throughout the state. As a result, few such locally designed girders were built in Iowa. The Honey Creek Bridge is thus distinguished as one of the oldest concrete deck girders in the state.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND HONEY CREEK, LOOKING NORTH
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND COUNTY ROAD, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHEAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
4. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHWEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHEAST SIDE AND NORTHEAST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
6. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHEAST SIDE AND SOUTHWEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. VIEW SHOWING NORTHWEST SIDE AND NORTHEAST PORTAL OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
8. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHWEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
9. UNDERSIDE VIEW OF BRIDGE, SHOWING PIER AND GIRDERS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF DOWNSTREAM FACE OF PIER, LOOKING NORTHWEST
11. DETAIL VIEW OF UPSTREAM FACE OF PIER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
12. DETAIL VIEW OF PIER CAP AND GUARDRAIL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
13. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHEAST ABUTMENT AND WINGWALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
14. DETAIL VIEW OF GUARDRAIL AND DECK AT ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTH
15. DETAIL VIEW OF GUARDRAIL AND DECK OVER TYPICAL PIER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST


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