The Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge : Keokuk, Iowa - Hamilton, Illinois, 1982

(1982) The Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge : Keokuk, Iowa - Hamilton, Illinois, 1982. Transportation, Department of


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The Keokuk & Hamilton Bridge is one of three remaining in Iowa that were designed by Ralph Modjeski, one of this country's premier early 20th century bridge engineers. The eleven-span, double-deck steel superstructure was built in 1915-1916 on piers retained from an earlier (1869-1871) structure, to meet greater loading requirements from railroads that operated across the Mississippi at this point.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Historic bridges, Bridge construction, History, Toll bridges, Bridge design, Bridge superstructures
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > History
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 22556
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2016 18:05
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 18:05