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Home > Iowa > Newton > Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge, West Eighth Street North, Newton, Jasper County, IA



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B&W Photos
General View Of Engine Pile Of Aggregate And Men Waiting With Wheelbarrows Filled With Aggregate
HB407818
General View Of Engine Pile Of Aggregate And Men Waiting With Wheelbarrows Filled With Aggregate
Detail View Of Men Shoveling Aggregate
HB407819
Detail View Of Men Shoveling Aggregate
General View Of Concrete Mixing Operation
HB407820
General View Of Concrete Mixing Operation
Detail View Of Men Spreading Concrete For Bridge Approach Deck
HB407821
Detail View Of Men Spreading Concrete For Bridge Approach Deck
General Elevation View Of Formwork For Arches
HB407822
General Elevation View Of Formwork For Arches
Detail View Of Formwork For Arch Showing Men At Work
HB407823
Detail View Of Formwork For Arch Showing Men At Work
Detail View Of Formwork For Arch Showing Men At Work
HB407824
Detail View Of Formwork For Arch Showing Men At Work
General Elevation Of Bridge After Concrete For Arches Has Been Poured But Before Falsework Has Been Removed
HB407825
General Elevation Of Bridge After Concrete For Arches Has Been Poured But Before Falsework Has Been Removed
General View Showing Bridge Deck Being Smoothed Shortly After Pouring Of Concrete
HB407826
General View Showing Bridge Deck Being Smoothed Shortly After Pouring Of Concrete
Detail View Of Arch With Most Intermediary Falsework Removed
HB407827
Detail View Of Arch With Most Intermediary Falsework Removed
Detail View Of Foundation
HB407828
Detail View Of Foundation
Detail, North Abutment, Pier; View Looking North.
HB407829
Detail, North Abutment, Pier; View Looking North.
Detail, Floor Beams, Cantilevers, North Pier & Abutment, Looking Nne.
HB407830
Detail, Floor Beams, Cantilevers, North Pier & Abutment, Looking Nne.
Detail, South End Of Arch & Abutment, Looking Southwest.
HB407831
Detail, South End Of Arch & Abutment, Looking Southwest.
East Elevation Of North End, Showing Retaining Wall.
HB407832
East Elevation Of North End, Showing Retaining Wall.
View Looking Se At South Piers, Abutments And Deck Support.
HB407833
View Looking Se At South Piers, Abutments And Deck Support.
Detail, Post And Balusters, East Side.
HB407834
Detail, Post And Balusters, East Side.
Sidewalk And Balustrade, East Side, Looking North.
HB407835
Sidewalk And Balustrade, East Side, Looking North.
Roadway Detail, Southwest Corner.
HB407836
Roadway Detail, Southwest Corner.
Elevation Detail, West Side Of East Arch.
HB407837
Elevation Detail, West Side Of East Arch.
West Elevation.
HB407838
West Elevation.
Barrel Shot, Looking South.
HB407839
Barrel Shot, Looking South.
Barrel Shot, Looking North.
HB407840
Barrel Shot, Looking North.
General View, Looking Southwest.
HB407841
General View, Looking Southwest.
Context View, Looking Southeast.
HB407842
Context View, Looking Southeast.
Approach View, Looking North.
HB407843
Approach View, Looking North.
Context View, Looking Wsw.
HB407844
Context View, Looking Wsw.
Context View, Looking Ene.
HB407845
Context View, Looking Ene.
Situation Plan Sketch Plan, General Elevation, Plan View And Profile Of Bridge.
HB407846
Situation Plan Sketch Plan, General Elevation, Plan View And Profile Of Bridge.
General Detail Sections And Plans.
HB407847
General Detail Sections And Plans.
Arch Span And Bridge Details.
HB407848
Arch Span And Bridge Details.
General Details And Sections Of Hangers And Arch Beams.
HB407849
General Details And Sections Of Hangers And Arch Beams.
Elevations And Sections Of Gridder Spans, Abuts, Cantilever And Expansion Joints.
HB407850
Elevations And Sections Of Gridder Spans, Abuts, Cantilever And Expansion Joints.
Details Of Handrailing.
HB407851
Details Of Handrailing.
Sections Of Retaining Wall.
HB407852
Sections Of Retaining Wall.
Sectional Elevation, Sections, Plan Views, And Details Of Arch Stringers, Beam Forms, And Roadway.
HB407853
Sectional Elevation, Sections, Plan Views, And Details Of Arch Stringers, Beam Forms, And Roadway.
Unit Load Analysis.
HB407854
Unit Load Analysis.
Arch Span Bridge Details.
HB407855
Arch Span Bridge Details.
Arch Span Bridge Details.
HB407856
Arch Span Bridge Details.


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
West Eighth Street North, Newton, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-4
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
National Register Number: 88002529
Significance: The West 8th Street North bridge in Newton is one of fifteen known concrete rainbow arch bridges in Iowa. It is considered an important structural form in the development of reinforced concrete technology and illustrates Iowa's significant civil engineering heritage. It was designed by the Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa, for the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.

Related Names
Marsh Engineering Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF ENGINE PILE OF AGGREGATE AND MEN WAITING WITH WHEELBARROWS FILLED WITH AGGREGATE. TAKE DEC. 7, 1927.
2. DETAIL VIEW OF MEN SHOVELING AGGREGATE. TAKEN DEC. 7, 1927.
3. GENERAL VIEW OF CONCRETE MIXING OPERATION. TAKEN DEC. 7, 1927.
4. DETAIL VIEW OF MEN SPREADING CONCRETE FOR BRIDGE APPROACH DECK. TAKEN DEC. 7, 1927.
5. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW OF FORMWORK FOR ARCHES. TAKEN DEC. 14, 1927.
6. DETAIL VIEW OF FORMWORK FOR ARCH SHOWING MEN AT WORK. TAKEN DEC. 14, 1927.
7. DETAIL VIEW OF FORMWORK FOR ARCH SHOWING MEN AT WORK. TAKEN DEC. 14, 1927.
8. GENERAL ELEVATION OF BRIDGE AFTER CONCRETE FOR ARCHES HAS BEEN POURED BUT BEFORE FALSEWORK HAS BEEN REMOVED. TAKEN JAN 7, 1928.
9. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING BRIDGE DECK BEING SMOOTHED SHORTLY AFTER POURING OF CONCRETE. TAKEN JUN, 7, 1928.
10. DETAIL VIEW OF ARCH WITH MOST INTERMEDIARY FALSEWORK REMOVED. TAKEN JAN. 7, 1928.
11. DETAIL VIEW OF FOUNDATION. TAKEN JAN. 7, 1928.
12. DETAIL, NORTH ABUTMENT, PIER; VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
13. DETAIL, FLOOR BEAMS, CANTILEVERS, NORTH PIER & ABUTMENT, LOOKING NNE.
14. DETAIL, SOUTH END OF ARCH & ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
15. EAST ELEVATION OF NORTH END, SHOWING RETAINING WALL.
16. VIEW LOOKING SE AT SOUTH PIERS, ABUTMENTS AND DECK SUPPORT.
17. DETAIL, POST AND BALUSTERS, EAST SIDE.
18. SIDEWALK AND BALUSTRADE, EAST SIDE, LOOKING NORTH.
19. ROADWAY DETAIL, SOUTHWEST CORNER.
20. ELEVATION DETAIL, WEST SIDE OF EAST ARCH.
21. WEST ELEVATION.
22. BARREL SHOT, LOOKING SOUTH.
23. BARREL SHOT, LOOKING NORTH.
24. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
25. CONTEXT VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
26. APPROACH VIEW, LOOKING NORTH.
27. CONTEXT VIEW, LOOKING WSW.
28. CONTEXT VIEW, LOOKING ENE.
29. SITUATION PLAN SKETCH PLAN, GENERAL ELEVATION, PLAN VIEW AND PROFILE OF BRIDGE.
30. GENERAL DETAIL SECTIONS AND PLANS.
31. ARCH SPAN AND BRIDGE DETAILS.
32. GENERAL DETAILS AND SECTIONS OF HANGERS AND ARCH BEAMS.
33. ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS OF GRIDDER SPANS, ABUTS, CANTILEVER AND EXPANSION JOINTS.
34. DETAILS OF HANDRAILING.
35. SECTIONS OF RETAINING WALL.
36. SECTIONAL ELEVATION, SECTIONS, PLAN VIEWS, AND DETAILS OF ARCH STRINGERS, BEAM FORMS, AND ROADWAY.
37. UNIT LOAD ANALYSIS.
38. ARCH SPAN BRIDGE DETAILS.
39. ARCH SPAN BRIDGE DETAILS.


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