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Lincoln Highway West Beaver Creek Bridge


Welcome To The Four Bridges of Grand Junction

This is the west portal of the bridge that carries the second generation of the Lincoln Highway across Beaver Creek. At this location, you will find four generations of transcontinental transportation history: A bridge that carries the C&NW RR (Now UPRR) link of the transcontinental railroad, the first Lincoln Highway, the second Lincoln Highway (later US 30) and modern US 30.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

BH Photo #109965


Concrete bridge over West Beaver Creek on a local road
Greene County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1921
- Christenson Construction Co.
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
Length of largest span: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 25.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 1993
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.03298, -94.21112   (decimal degrees)
42°01'59" N, 94°12'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/399748/4654147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand Junction
Land survey
T. 83 N., R. 29 W., Sec. 03
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
IA 162070 (Iowa bridge number)
NRHP 93000168 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 13542 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builder from Wikipedia page on the Lincoln Highway in Greene County
  • September 18, 2015: New photos from Lee Smith
  • March 27, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 19, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated NRHP Listing
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • March 5, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • January 27, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

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  • Luke


West Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted January 27, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

For more about the bridges and the history of this area, see the Lincoln Highway Association Iowa Chapter website: