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Lake City Bridge, Spanning North Raccoon River, Lake City, Calhoun County, IA



B&W Photos

HB417147
Elevation From East

HB417148
3/4 View From Southwest

HB417149
3/4 View, Close Up, From Southwest

HB417150
3/4 View, Showing Detail Of Southwest Corner, From Southwest

HB417151
3/4 View Showing Underside, From Northwest

HB417152
Barrel View From North

HB417153
Detail Of Southwest Corner, From West

HB417154
Detail Of Builder's Plate On Southwest Corner, From East


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Location
Spanning North Raccoon River, Lake City vicinity, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-46
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N218; N657).
Significance: The Lake City Bridge is an early and outstanding example of James B. Marsh's Rainbow Arch design. Unlike most reinforced-concrete arch spans in which the roadway rested on top of the arches in standard configuration, the Marsh design suspended the deck from the arch that sprang from piers and extended above the roadway. Its distinctive "rainbow" profile popularized this type of bridge, and hundreds were constructed in the 1910s, 20s, and 30s, primarily in the Midwest. The Lake City Rainbow Arch, constructed in 1914, was his first experiment in applying this patented design to a multiple span structure.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. ELEVATION FROM EAST
2. 3/4 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
3. 3/4 VIEW, CLOSE UP, FROM SOUTHWEST
4. 3/4 VIEW, SHOWING DETAIL OF SOUTHWEST CORNER, FROM SOUTHWEST
5. 3/4 VIEW SHOWING UNDERSIDE, FROM NORTHWEST
6. BARREL VIEW FROM NORTH
7. DETAIL OF SOUTHWEST CORNER, FROM WEST
8. DETAIL OF BUILDER'S PLATE ON SOUTHWEST CORNER, FROM EAST


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