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Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival – Tama, Iowa — Iowa Tourism

Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival – Tama, Iowa

tama_bridge.gifLincoln Highway Bridge Festival – Tama, Iowa

In 1912-1913, the first transcontinental highway was started. Outside of Tama exists the only Lincoln Highway bridge still remaining, having been constructed in 1915. The Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Lincoln Highway Festival every year in May. At that time there are displays of Lincoln Highway memorabilia and items that spotlight Tama’s railroad heritage.

As well as the displays there is entertainment such as exhibits, grand parade, carnival, Bill Riley State Fair Talent competion, 5K run, Citizen of the Year Award and a Beef Barbecue served by the Chamber of Commerce.

Admission – None

Directions – off of the present U. S. Highway 30, just east of town, approximately 10 blocks from the Tama business district

Hours – sunrise to sunset (bridge) Festival is for two days,

Phone – (641) 484-6661 

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