Skip to Main Content

Council Bluffs, Iowa: Spiky Viaduct

The latest in a growing roster of spike-themed attractions in Council Bluffs. May offer a marvel of nighttime LED lighting.

W. Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
East side of downtown. The viaduct carries US Hwy 6/W. Broadway between 10th and 12th Sts.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Spiky Viaduct

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Spiky Viaduct

The "Spiky Viaduct" is actually an art installation by the Iowa West Foundation titled "Gateway" by artist Ed Carpenter. One of the coolest things about the sculpture is that the glass on the interlocking uprights shine as a different color on each side of the glass.

[M. Koebel, 05/03/2017]

Spiky Viaduct.

Spiky Viaduct

Council Bluffs must be known for unique, spiky structures. Not only do they have the spiky "Odyssey" and the big Golden Spike, they also have the Broadway Viaduct, which has spikes running along the span of it and crossing in the middle. It appears as though it was just completed not long ago. I read that the spikes are lit by LED at night, but I didn't verify that. The viaduct (which is for both vehicles and pedestrians) crosses multiple railroad tracks.

[David, 08/17/2013]

Council Bluffs: Spiketown USA.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Union Pacific Railroad MuseumUnion Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs, IA - < 1 mi.
Squirrel Cage JailSquirrel Cage Jail, Council Bluffs, IA - < 1 mi.
Little People: The Bregant HouseLittle People: The Bregant House, Council Bluffs, IA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Coffee Pot Water Tower, Council Bluffs, IA - 2 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Iowa Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings