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Plattsmouth Bridge, Spanning Missouri River at U.S. Highway 34, Pacific Junction, Mills County, IA
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Spanning Missouri River at U.S. Highway 34, Pacific Junction vicinity, IA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IA-67
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N238; N660).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Plattsmouth vicinity, Cass County, NE.
Significance: This bridge is historically significant as a regionally important vehicular crossing of the Missouri River and is the oldest extant Missouri River highway bridge in Iowa. Moreover, it is a unique example of a privately financed and operated toll bridge over a major river. It is technologically significant as a noteworthy example of cantilevered truss construction. The Plattsmouth Bridge has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Omaha Structural Steel Works
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. BARREL VIEW FROM WEST
2. VERTICAL BARREL VIEW ON ROADWAY, FROM WEST
3. 3/4 VIEW, DECK LEVEL, FROM SOUTHWEST
4. DETAIL OF RAIL AT SOUTHWEST CORNER, FROM SOUTHWEST
5. 3/4 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
6. 3/4 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
7. 3/4 VIEW, LONG LENS, FROM NORTHWEST
8. UNDERSIDE FROM WEST
9. 3/4 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
10. 3/4 VIEW, LONG LENS, FROM SOUTHEAST
11. SMALL APPROACH TRUSSES, FROM NORTHEAST
3/4 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
3/4 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
/4 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
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