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Holliwell Bridge, Spanning Middle River at Holliwell Bridge Road (no, Winterset, Madison County, IA



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Location
Spanning Middle River at Holliwell Bridge Road (no, Winterset vicinity, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IA-64
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N235).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1977 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1995 subsequent work
National Register Number: 76000789
Significance: Madison County has the greatest number of covered wooden bridges surviving in Iowa. The technology of timber bridges predominated in Iowa until the widespread adoption of iron trusses in the 1870s. The Holliwell Bridge uses a Town lattice truss with a superimposed arch for added stiffness. The roof and siding, while giving a romantic appearance, were added to prevent deterioration of the timber structure. Among the Madison county bridges, the Holliwell Bridge is the longest span, and an excellent example of the covered timber bridge in Iowa. // Holliwell Bridge is one of nineteen covered bridges built in Madison County, Iowa, in the late nineteenth century, and the longest of five that survive.

Related Names
Foster, George K.
Jones, Harvey P.
Town, Ithiel


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. 3/4 VIEW FROM NORTH
2. ELEVATION FROM NORTHEAST
3. BARREL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
4. INTERIOR FROM EAST
5. INTERIOR DETAILS FROM NORTHEAST
6. INTERIOR, LOOKING OUT TO NORTHWEST
7. UNDERSIDE DETAILS FROM SOUTHEAST
8. UNDERSIDE DETAILS FROM SOUTHWEST
9. UNDERSIDE FROM SOUTHEAST
3/4 VIEW FROM NORTH
NORTH PORTAL.
NORTH PORTAL ELEVATION.
SOUTH PORTAL FROM DISTANCE, LOOKING 300 DEGREES NORTHWEST.
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE, DUE NORTH.
SOUTH PORTAL ELEVATION.
SIDE ELEVATION. NOTE NEARLY FLAT ROOF AND IRON TUBULAR PIERS.
SIDE ELEVATION.
ELEVATION FROM WEST.
SOUTH ABUTMENT DETAIL WITH IRON TUBULAR PIER, LOOKING EAST.
UNDERSIDE, LOOKING NORTH.
DETAIL OF UNDERSIDE.
INTERIOR, WEST TRUSS.
TRUSS DETAIL, LOOKING SOUTH.
INTERIOR.
NORTH PORTAL, LOOKING NORTH.
NORTH PORTAL.
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE, DUE NORTH.
ELEVATION FROM WEST.


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