Rating:
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University Avenue Bridge

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BH Photo #231712

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Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on University Avenue in Des Moines
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917-1920; rehabilitated 1966
Builders
- Dana E. Thomas of Iowa City, Iowa (Design)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
- William Horrabin Construction Co. of Iowa City, Iowa
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 172.9 ft.
Total length: 849.1 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Also called
Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60037, -93.61528   (decimal degrees)
41°36'01" N, 93°36'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448726/4605589 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory numbers
IA 3770 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14268 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 57.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
14,800

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 12, 2013: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • May 10, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 16, 2011: New Street View added by Luke Harden