Jurgensen bridge dwarfed by surroundings

The Jurgensen Bridge, an old 1911 metal bridge relocated from east of Patterson to Cedar Lake, was placed across the Cedar Lake Spillway late last week. It now seems tiny in relation to the expanse of its new surroundings.

The bridge will be the anchor of the future hiking/biking trail around the lake, and the bike path that will one day connect Winterset to the Cumming Road, which is a shared roadway. It leads to the Great Western Bike Trail, which runs by Martensdale in neighboring Warren County.