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10th Avenue Lincoln Highway Bridge


The west face

This bridge carried the Lincoln Highway over the Chicago & Northwestern Railway tracks in Mount Vernon. The photo was taken from the bridge that carries the historic version of the highway now.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

BH Photo #109979

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over UPRR on N. 10th Avenue in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa
Open to pedestrians
Built 1915, Closed 1996, Restored 1997-1998; Restored to original design 2001
- Shoemaker & Haaland of Coralville, Iowa (2001 Rehabbers)
Riveted double-intersection Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 97.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.92967, -91.42904   (decimal degrees)
41°55'47" N, 91°25'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/630248/4643160 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Vernon
Inventory numbers
IA 8410 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added rehabbers
  • January 27, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 26, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • May 12, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 8, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added historical details
  • January 27, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


10th Avenue Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted July 9, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears that this bridge was rebuilt from a railroad pony truss. The Chicago & North Western reused many older railroad pony trusses of this design as road overpasses. Most of them were extensively rebuilt.

10th Avenue Bridge
Posted January 27, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

For more about this bridge and the renovation, see the Lincoln Highway Association Iowa Chapter website: