Rating:
2 votes

Rainbow Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Justin Love

BH Photo #261369

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rock Run on Pedestrian Pathway
Location
Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1935; Replaced by a MOB 2013
Builder
- Welden Brothers Construction Co. of Iowa Falls, Iowa
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Jones Park Footbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51991, -93.25924   (decimal degrees)
42°31'12" N, 93°15'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478705/4707535 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa Falls West
Inventory number
BH 57320 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2020: Updated by Luke: Noted build date and replacement in 2013 by an ugly MOB
  • July 30, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Refined design
  • July 23, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: This is a deck arch

Sources 

Comments 

Rainbow Bridge
Posted February 22, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Street view at the end of Washington Ave gives a good view of the bridge.Still would have loved to have seen the original bridge but this is not to be.

Rainbow Bridge
Posted February 22, 2020, by Luke

Only really gives the contractor, supervising engineers, and the fact that relief funds were used for construction.

Rainbow Bridge
Posted February 22, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The newspaper OCR is a bit tough to follow. Might be interesting.

Rainbow Bridge
Posted February 22, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Luke,i have to agree.This MOB is ugly.Just saw it on street view.