Story City Swinging Bridge – Story City, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 11.207 W 093° 35.217
15T E 451532 N 4670681
Quick Description: Cables are threaded through holes in the limestone to create a safe walkway that is fun to cross.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2011 7:11:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMBQJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 4

Long Description:
The capstone on the top of the stone arch confirms that this great swinging bridge was built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Project Administration in 1936. Cables are threaded through holes in the limestone to create a safe walkway that is fun to cross. The bridge extends over the Skunk River near where the Skunk River Water Trail begins. A beautiful picnic area is available for an enjoyable outdoor lunch. The swinging bridge is accessible year-round and is a popular attraction in South Park on Broad Street just west of I-35.
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