Rating:
5 votes

Scott Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #219230

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Scott Avenue in Des Moines
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1981
Builders
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
- Works Progress Administration
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.9 ft.
Total length: 747.1 ft.
Deck width: 48.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57862, -93.61224   (decimal degrees)
41°34'43" N, 93°36'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448962/4603173 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory numbers
IA 3684 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 69.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
4,590

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: New photo from Daniel Barnes
  • January 27, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • October 1, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 10, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • April 4, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 3, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 2, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 16, 2011: New Street View added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

Scott Avenue Bridge
Posted October 15, 2011, by Matt Mazan (mmazan1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

With the river low you can see the dam structure underneath the bridge.

Scott Avenue Bridge
Posted February 22, 2009, by Matt Mazan (mmazan1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

new photos of the Scott Ave Bridge.

Scott Avenue Bridge
Posted February 19, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I think your ice photos are quite dramatic. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Scott Avenue Bridge
Posted February 18, 2009, by Matt Mazan (mmazan1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge also has a low head dam underneath that is part of the structure of the bridge. These photos were taken in December 08. The river was iced over like this for over a month. I plan to get some better photos soon and will post.