Marsh rainbow arch bridges in Iowa, 1997

(1997) Marsh rainbow arch bridges in Iowa, 1997. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge is a patented bridge design by James Barney Marsh, a graduate of Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now Iowa State University). Around the turn of the 20th Century, reinforced concrete was introduced in Iowa as an important new bridge construction material. Marsh used the new technology to encased steel truss arches in concrete to produce a sturdy yet esthetic arch bridge. This booklet touches on the important aspects of Marsh's life, business and industrial contributions.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Arch bridges, Bridges, Historic Bridges, James Barney Marsh, Boone County,
Subjects: History and culture
History and culture > Landmarks
Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > History
ID Code: 18915
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2015 19:38
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 19:38
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/18915