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NOTE: THIS IS FUTURE PLANNED TRAIL


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Description

The goal of this project is to connect Motor Mill trail to the Pony Hollow Trail, creating a new segment, 7.5 miles within the Northeast Iowa Backbone Trail system that will connect Elkader to the Motor Mill Historic
District.

More info on BIKEIOWA and the MotorMill.org


Location - Where is this Trail?

Located between Elkader and the Motor Mill Historic District.
 


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Sites & Attractions

The Motor Mill Historic District.

History of the Trail

The original bridge at Motor was a high-sided wooden structure built in 1868. According to John Thompson’s request for bids, the bridge had three 54 foot spans 16 feet wide. The north and south end had a 15 foot approach made of timber and plank. The three spans were Howe Truss and the 5 or 6 foot high wooden sides were simply added to enclose the trusses.

A Pin Connected Pratt Through Truss steel bridge was built at Motor in 1899. The bridge had two 95 foot spans with a 16 foot wide wood deck. In June of 1991 flood waters destroyed the south span. The span was not replaced due to low traffic counts and the historic nature of the bridge. The north span was then destroyed by the flood of 2008.

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Future Plans

Planned Mileage: 7.5 miles -


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This trail was last edited by bikeiowa on Dec 5.

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