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Locust Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #213959

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Overview
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street in Des Moines
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1967
Builders
- George D. Dobson of Newell, Iowa (Designer)
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (Contractor)
Railroads
- Des Moines Railway (DMRy)
- Streetcar
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 447.2 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58822, -93.61837   (decimal degrees)
41°35'18" N, 93°37'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448458/4604243 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory numbers
IA 3710 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 42.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
4,490

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • December 19, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • December 5, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 24, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Racetrack" as it was used in the Des Moines Grand Prix course 89-94
  • April 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • August 20, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "River To River Road"
  • March 6, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-and-Road", "Streetcar", "Des Moines City Railway", "Railroad"
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • September 19, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 16, 2011: New Street View added by Luke Harden

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Locust Street Bridge
Posted May 12, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)