High Bridge (Kate Shelley Bridge)

1901. West on 12th St. 3.5 miles from Marion

This impressive double-track bridge spans the Des Moines River not far from Boone. The thin-membered X-frame steel bridge is 2,685 feet long and it is 185 feet high at its highest point above the river, making it one of the longest and highest of its type in the world.

Editorial credits

  • David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

Print citation

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, p. 170.

Online citation

SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012. Online. http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE037. Accessed 2014-09-17.

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1016-1036 Juneberry Rd

Boone, IA 50036


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