We have traveled all over the great state of Iowa and we’ve noticed a trend. We have stumbled upon some outstanding bridges! From monstrous interstate high traffic achievements to small historical rural bridges that seem to be found in the most random places you can think of. Every road trip could use a bridge or two. (Click the links below the pictures to see the original blog post these bridges are featured in)
One of our most viewed posts of all time! Sabula is Iowa’s only island city and has some iconic bridges to go with it.
Just a few miles from the unincorporated town of Avery and the county seat of Albia is Hickory Grove Cemetery. Just down the road from its old gates is another slice of history. One of Iowa’s few remaining wooden plank bridges still open to everyday traffic.
Giza and Monroe County may be 1000’s of miles apart, but the connection is there thanks to an early 20th century Iowan who’s imagination brought legend to this rural graveyard.
In rural Monroe County you’ll find the Great Pyramids of Iowa! To get to them, from Albia, you must cross this wooden plank bridge decorated with its own mysterious memorials.
Through the dense woods we stumbled on what we were looking for. The old Saulsbury Bridge. Now serving as a tool of discovery and imagination for Team Goodvin and anyone else loves areas like this. The Cedar River was down on this day and that allowed us to explore under the bridge and along the sandbars. Tell what else you need to fill up your day!
Pine Creek Grist Mill at Wildcat Den State Park-Muscatine
Connecting Betonsport to Vernon is an old railroad bridge turned into a walking bridge.
The old bridge across the swift running Des Moines River between the small towns of Vernon and Betonsport in the Villages of Van Buren. One of Iowa’s most scenic drives!
The historic bridge in Sutliff, IA. Generations of locals have been making the day trip to this outpost of tubing, cold drinks on the river, great food and entertainment. (Photo from Baxa’s Sutliff Store and Tavern Facebook page)