In the United StatesBuilt in 1893 three miles south of here over Cry Creek, this arch bridge was designed by Joseph Melan, the Austrian originator of the Melan System of reinforcing concrete. His supervisor of construction was Frederick Von Emberger. The builder was John Olsen of Rock Rapids. The arch supporting the 30 ft span rises 6 ft, 6 in to the crown and is reinforced by railroad rails. The stone facing is Sioux Falls Jasper. Lyon County paid $830.00 for its construction including the Portland cement imported from Germany for #3.25 per barrel.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 9:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 730320 N 4812760|
|Decimal Degrees||43.43233333, -96.15430000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 25.94', W 96° 9.258'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 25' 56.4" N, 96° 9' 15.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1st Ave E, Rock Rapids IA 51246, US|
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