Black Hawk Bridge among four historic bridges listed by Iowa DOT for adoption and relocation

Black Hawk Bridge ...
Black Hawk Bridge ...

The Iowa Department of Transportation and its local transportation partners are making available four historic bridges for reuse, accepting proposals from serious inquiries for adoption and relocation of those bridges. Among those four bridges is the Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing that spans the Mississippi River. The more than 90-year-old structure connecting the states of Iowa and Wisconsin is slated to be replaced by the end of the year 2025.

In addition to the Black Hawk Bridge, the DOT is also listing the Boone River Bridge in Wright County, the Hardin City Bridge in Hardin County, and the eastbound U.S. 30 Bridge in Linn County southeast of Cedar Rapids for reuse proposals. All four of the bridges are either listed or are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and are available for relocation/adoption.

Proposals for the reuse or relocation of the Black Hawk Bridge should be directed to Brennan Dolan of the Iowa Department of Transportation by contacting him via email at or by telephone at 515-239-1795. Additional information about the Black Hawk Bridge, as well as the other three listed bridges, can be found on the Iowa DOT website at

The DOT notes that in some cases, Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds can be used to aid in the relocation/adoption of historic bridges. Information about Iowa DOT TAP funds can be found under the Systems Planning page on the Iowa DOT website at TAP funds are allocated on a competitive basis and applicants are advised to know TAP requirements and verify the scope of the project before planning to use TAP funds.