- Look closely at the photo. Describe what you see. How are the machines being used to assemble the pieces of the bridge?
- After looking at this photo, read the Railroads in Iowa essay. Why were railroads so important?
- The Kate Shelley High Bridge was completed in 1901, and it was one of the highest and longest double-track railroad bridges in the United States. Why would having two railroad tracks be important on a bridge like this?
Courtesy of James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center, December 8, 1900.