Train Crossing Bridge, 2004

Train Crossing Bridge, 2004

Time Frame: 2004

Bridges allowed trains to cross otherwise impassable terrain like rivers and valleys. After rail bridges were built, steamboats played a lesser role compared to railroads. By the early 1870s railroads had changed the economic structure of Iowa. 2004.
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Photo by Cory Heintz.
Photo courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation

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