Pine Mill Bridge, Spanning Pine Creek, Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA
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Spanning Pine Creek, Muscatine vicinity, IA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IA-69
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N240).
Building/structure dates: 1878 initial construction
National Register Number: 98000493
Significance: By the 1880s, the pin-connected Pratt through truss was almost the exclusive structural type for medium-span roadway crossings in Iowa. The Pine Mill Bridge is distinguished among these by its early date and is a classic example of work by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. It stands next to a maintained grist mill, and is the only remaining site in Iowa in which the relationship of mill and bridge is preserved.
Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. ELEVATION FROM SOUTH
2. 3/4 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
3. BARREL VIEW FROM EAST
4. DETAIL OF BOTTOM CONNECTIONS, FROM SOUTH
5. DETAIL OF NORTHWEST CORNER, FROM SOUTHEAST
6. TOP CONNECTIONS, FROM SOUTHEAST
7. NORTHWEST BEARING PLATE, FROM NORTHWEST
8. UNDERSIDE, AND WEST PIER, FROM EAST
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