$815 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 4 months
The Bever Park Bridge Restoration Project (CR Historic Preservation Commission) is fundraising to restore our beloved Bever Park Bridge.  The restoration cost for this iconic bridge is $150,000.00 and we need your help.  It's not in the city budget to restore this 1920's bridge, however the city is supporting this effort by paying 25% of the restoration cost. 

            Your generous donation will help restore one of the few remaining artifacts in the park.  Rich in history, this bridge is one example of the stone work done in the 1920's.  The bridge's construction was built by hand and was extremely well constructed and has stood the test of time as one of the original stone features found in Bever Park.  Unfortunately, because of it's age, it's in dire need of restoration. The stone walls, or the sides of the bridge are in reasonably good condition, but the deck has deteriorated to the point of being very unsafe and has been closed to the public.  There are other examples of this type of stone work built in this period in Ellis Park; "The Shakespeare/Rose Garden Wall" and the "Round Pavilion"  and all are wonderful examples of this periods quality craftsmanship.

          We have looked at a few proposed methods to restore the bridge, however, the City will hire a structural engineer to finalize the work and then we will put the project out for public bid. We have included the Engineer’s fee in our budget.  For historic purposes, it's important that as much of the bridge as possible stays intact for its historical significance. The walls of the bridge will be cleaned and tuck pointed.  When the restoration process is complete we will have a piece of history that will live on for another 100 years for our future generations to enjoy as past generations did.

        Can we count your donation to help us succeed?  All donations are being secured by the non-profit
FRIENDS OF CEDAR RAPIDS HISTORIC PRESERVATION and all donations are tax deductible.  Please support this cause by clicking on donate located on this page.   All forms of payment are excepted and are tax deductible. 

Use Pay Pal, credit card, or you can mail a check to:

PO Box 1062 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406


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$815 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Friends of Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation
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