There are some lessons for other states from some states struggling for preservation. I would suggest that the attached MOA gives NOTHING to the preservationist and IT"S JUST WRONG!.
I am sharing here because what we do at Workin' Bridges can be GREAT like the bridge park we are working on. and then there is this. time for a change in Iowa.
Contract let date anticipated is September 15, 2015. County is putting a time limit of the end of June for proposals for reuse.
Tama BROS-C086(84)--5F-86 C086 380th St.: between W Ave. and X Ave, over Iowa River. Bridge Replacement - Other 0.20 mi
With help from Nathan and Nels we put together this letter to all participants and then a few more. Trying to get the word out to all federal agencies that they must do more to look at preservation options.
Article about interest:
I was able to add some thoughts on preservation to the supervisors...the engineers were not keen to show their work when discussing costs to bypass or even knowing how much a move or costs of preservation might be.
This would be a tough save. Expensive pick. But at least the supervisors now have more info.
More on the bridge for sale, including a reference to this site!:
On April 16, 2014; bridge was advertised as needing a new home.
This bridge is going to be replaced per Tama County Engineer. He didn't have a date set.
is it haunted? my uncle was talking to someone that was out there taking a bunch of pictures at night and caught a photo of a woman on the bridge.
Yes chambers bridge runs east and west.We had alot of good times fishing off that bridge.
me and my grandpa have fished off this bridge a million times. correct me if im wrong but isn't that on the west end looking east rather than south to north?
Lots of memories made out at Chambers Bridge! We miss you Jesse James!