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Black Hawk Bridge

Black Hawk Bridge, Lansing, Iowa(HAER, IOWA,3-LANS,1-6)

General Information

Structural Type: Cantilever truss bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1929 - 1931
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA, North America
  • Mississippi River
Coordinates: 43° 21' 55.00" N    91° 12' 52.00" W

Technical Information


main span ca. 199 m
total length 497 m
main bridge total length ca. 343 m


truss steel


5 March 1929

The groundbreaking ceremony for the towers is held.

17 June 1931

The bridge is dedicated and opened to traffic as a toll bridge. It is the first passenger bridge to join Iowa and Wisconsin. It is named in honor of native American chieftain Black Hawk of the Sac and Fox Indians.


Resident engineering
Hydraulic consultant

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20016604
Created: 14/06/2005
Last Updated: 29/07/2014