From the highway, one cannot even tell that there is a bridge located
here, let alone a bridge across the Mississippi River. From river level,
however, this turns out to be a very interesting structure. It is a
cast in place concrete barrel arch that forms a large culvert. It is
a perfect fit for this location. The structure is relatively inexpensive,
durable, low maintenance, yet large enough to allow canoes to pass under
the bridge. This culvert replaced a 1925 steel beam bridge.
The photo above is a view of the bridge from the highway level, where it
is hard to tell where the bridge is located. The photo below is a view
from river level. Note that the bridge has a few decorative lines cast
into the concrete to dress up the structure.