Kilbourn Bridge

3 miles west of iowa highway 1, Iowa USA

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The Kilbourn Bridge is located just south of Kilbourn, Iowa, United States. It carried traffic on Lark Avenue over the Des Moines River for . In 1890 the Van Buren County Board of Supervisors contracted with the Western Bridge Company of Chicago to build a bridge at the Kilbourn ferry crossing. It was destroyed in a flood in 1903. The Board of Supervisors put off replacing the bridge until 1907, and then all the proposals came over the $20,000 limit. The following the year they removed the limit. The six-span bridge was designed by the Iowa State Highway Commission (ISHC), and built by the Ottumwa Supply and Construction Company of Ottumwa, Iowa. It was the first large-scale engineering project undertaken by the newly formed ISHC. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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Kilbourn Bridge

3 miles west of iowa highway 1

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