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Historic Jones County bridge collapses in flood

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SCOTCH GROVE (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Transportation reports the Corbett's Mill Bridge near Scotch Grove in Jones County collapsed into the Maquoketa River Saturday morning.

The Corbett's Mill Bridge once carried public traffic, but was most recently privately owned. The location of where the dislodged bridge has settled in the Maquoketa River is unknown at this time because of the high waters. Jones County officials remain hopeful that the Corbett's Mill Bridge or portions of it have not washed into or damaged the new Eby's Mill Bridge located downstream. The Eby's Mill Bridge was replaced by Jones County after it was washed out in the June 2008 floods.

The bridge was manufactured in 1871 by Miller, Jamison & Co.
Bowstring arch-truss bridges were the second generation of bridges built in Iowa, replacing the original wooden bridges built by early settlers.

For additional information about the Corbett's Mill Bridge and other historic bridges in Iowa, click here.

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