The Wabash Trace runs 63 miles from the trailhead in Council Bluffs all the way to the Missouri border near Blanchard. It's covered in bridges, some of them dating back to the 19th Century

  • Two Nineteenth-Century truss bridges, that used to carry trains and are now part of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, are getting new decking for the trail to remain safe and usable.
  • The organization that manages the trace is using a composite lumber made from recycled plastic, which should be more durable.
  • “The trail has been a very important piece of tourism for southwest Iowa. The traffic from the trail has kept a lot of these businesses, especially bars and restaurants in these smaller towns going,” said Becca Castle Laughlin.
  • Mills Co. Bridge Renovation fundraising page: []





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