"[T]he west Auburn Bridge is one of only eight such structures known to exist in Iowa. The bridge has nine panels and is constructed of wrought iron. The truss has a 165' span, with a total bridge length of 181'. The bridge was designed by Horace Horton, an engineer based in Rochester, Minnesota, whose creative bridge designs, particularly for long spans, were well known in the Midwest."
Leslie Pinter, August 1995 for HAER