High bridge over Mississippi River, Clinton, Iowa

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The Clinton-Illinois Wagon Bridge in the foreground was a cantilever through truss bridge built in 1892 and "lost" in 1956. It was built by Clinton Bridge & Iron Works. The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Bridge in the background was a truss bridge that opened in 1909 and still carries approximately 50 trains a day from the Union Pacific Railroad. The cost of erecting the bridge was one million dollars plus. It was built by Detroit Bridge Company. 1907 postmark. Number 15925.