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First Iron Bridge


La Porte City
Main Street, across Big Creek

The first iron bridge in the county was built at this site in 1867 at a cost of $4,500. The bridge has since been replaced by a newer structure. Parts of the bridge are retained as a decorative border for the city parking lot, also on Main Street.

A special thanks goes to Scott Voelschow for offering his drawing of the First Iron Bridge in Black Hawk County for use on CedarNet's Historical Tour of Black Hawk County. The artist was born in Waterloo and raised in La Porte City, attending elementary through high school there. His artistic rendering of the Iron Bridge received a prize at an art festival. To see an enlarged version of the drawing, click on the above drawing or click here.

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Last updated Wednesday, June 23, 2004

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