Most People Don’t Know The Story Behind Iowa’s Abandoned Bridge To Nowhere

Iowa has a long and storied history with the railroad! In fact, did you know that our state was the very first to even have a train robbery? Luckily, not all of our locomotive history is as sinister, and there’s an impressive memorial bridge to prove it.

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Find directions to the bridge in Boone right here. If you want to learn more about Kate Shelley herself, visit the Museum in Boone, which is not far from the bridges that stand there today. You can read more about the Museum and Park named in Kate Shelley’s honor right here. Can you even imagine crossing an imposing bridge like this on foot?