Bridge located on the county road near the "40 & 8" cabin, two miles north of the Gilbert corner, and east to the river. (The "40 & 8" cabin was constructed by an organization called "The 40 & 8" whose name commemorates the World War I practice of transporting cavalry units by transports holding 40 men and 8 horses.) This bridge was originally located on Lincoln Way east of Ames. When Lincoln Way was widened at that spot and a wider bridge installed, the original bridge was moved to this location, on the west bank of the Skunk River near the cabin.
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Published: 07/06/2011 02:54:50 pm