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Aerial photo of Valley View Drive and Mosquito Creek, looking southwest. Interstate 80 is pictured across the upper left, at Franklin Avenue.

After being closed to traffic since February, the Highway 375 bridge over Mosquito Creek was recently opened thus avoiding a pair of roundabout detours. The smoothly resurfaced bridge with new aluminum rails and new deck cost $190,000.

Today...Mosquito Creek, photographed from the same spot, has taken on a new look. Up stream is the Highway 375 overhead bridge. The high levees and widened creek channel were built by the Corps of Engineers in 1948.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Back in 1945, Mosquito Creek looked like this from the center of the Wabash Railroad bridge just northeast of the Council Bluffs Airport. The creek was just another meandering stream, flanked with drooping banks and…

Tank farm south of Council Bluffs, flooded by Mosquito Creek

Mosquito Creek in foreground, showing levee break into gasoline tanks farm.

1-Simons Print - 1st Grist Mill.tif
First Grist Mill in Pott County built by S E ... for Pott tribe of Indians, located on Mosquito Creek, afterwards known as Parks Mill. Sketches in 1854. Rebuilt in 1852.

Overturned bottom of Mosquito Creek. It skidded off the road which goes under the railroad trestle.

Work of laying the big four-foot concrete pipe that will eventually connect Mosquito Creek with Lake Manawa is now under way. Workmen for Larsen Brothers, contractors, lower the second 10-foot long, five-ton section of pipe into place. The project…

Railroads C497a.tif
Photograph of C.G.W. Railroad Grade at Little Mosquito Creek in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Floods M677.tiff
Photograph showing Mosquito Creek overflow. Road to Quick, IA near Council Bluffs.
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