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High Bridge (Kate Shelley Bridge)

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Kate Shelley Bridge
1901. West on 12th St. 3.5 miles from Marion
  • High Bridge (Kate Shelley Bridge) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

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.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "High Bridge (Kate Shelley Bridge)", [Boone, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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