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Iowa Falls Swinging Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell

BH Photo #228895

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Iowa River on path
Location
Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1897, Rebuilt/rehabbed in 1909, 1925, 1956,, & 1989
Builders
- Commodore C.C. Bartlett
- J.M. Eddy
Design
Suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.52161, -93.27080   (decimal degrees)
42°31'18" N, 93°16'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477756/4707728 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa Falls West
Inventory number
BH 51901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
  • March 28, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Iowa Falls Swinging Bridge
Posted August 1, 2016, by Becky (Barber) Stevens (beckystevens13 [at] charter [dot] net)

I lived in Iowa Falls from 1945-1953, Age 5 to 13. Best kid years of my life. Remember this bridge well.

Wasn't there a smaller swinging bridge out side of IF with a great park for picnicking?

Thank you.

Becky Stevens