Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The BRIDGES on the Amana Millrace's path were a much needed construction as one needed to cross the Race several times. In Amana before 1932, there were as many as 8 bridges across the Millrace. This bridge on the Colony Trail is a replica of the old one, made of iron and wood to reflect the look of the fence line on the streets of Amana which are post and beam construction. The old bridge, made of wood, was able to be taken down and reassembled when the dredge boat made its annual sweep upstream. A team of carpenters and horses could put them up and down in a few hours. A very nice linear design of iron construction.