Council Bluffs, Iowa: Odyssey: Iowa's Spiky Towers

Four immense artistic sculptures bracket the entry bridge to Iowa that crosses Interstate 80. They remind at least one driver of Freddy Krueger's spiky hands.
S. 24th St., Council Bluffs, IA
I-80 exit 1B onto S. 24th St. Take the exit onto S. 24th St. to take your pictures. Don't stop on the freeway shoulder or the exit ramp.
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Council Bluffs, Iowa - Giant Spiky Things say
Odyssey: Iowa's Spiky Towers: Have you ever driven from Omaha into Council Bluffs on I-80 -- and been unaware that you've crossed from Nebraska into Iowa? That won't happen again. [08/24/2010] Complete Story...

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Odyssey: Iowa's Spiky Towers.

Odyssey: Iowa's Spiky Towers

"Immense" hardly does these towers justice. They must be at least four stories high. I wasn't expecting anything this tall, even after looking at the photos on Roadside America!

[Jon Morgan, 01/18/2020]

Spiky Towers.

Iowa's Spiky Towers

One of the best bridge sculptures I have seen!

[David, 07/24/2013]

Officially named "Odyssey," the four towering spiky sculptures were erected in 2010 so travelers would know they were entering/leaving Iowa on Interstate 80.

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