Making a Modern Highway: Transformation of Iowa Roadways in the Mid-Twentieth Century, 2014

(2014) Making a Modern Highway: Transformation of Iowa Roadways in the Mid-Twentieth Century, 2014. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The booklet tells the history of the construction of the Iowa Highway 376 Bridge within the context of significant modernization and expansion of the highway system in Iowa in the 1950s. Curvy, narrow highways were widened and straightened and narrow iron truss bridges were replaced with more modern concrete and steel structures, changing the landscape of rural Iowa. Bridge engineer Herbert A Arthur, who designed the Iowa Highway 376 Bridge, was a prolific bridge engineer in the 1950s. This booklet serves to inform the public of this significant aspect of Iowa transportation history.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Iowa Highway 376 Bridge, Iowa Highway 376, Herbert A. Arthur, Highways, Bridges, Concrete bridges, Iowa, Rural highways, Highway bridges, slip form paving, Historic preservation, Sioux City, I-beam bridge
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > History
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 18918
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2015 20:58
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 20:58
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/18918