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Riverside Park Drive Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Matt Mazan

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BH Photo #234436

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Raccoon River on SW 1st Street in Des Moines
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1974; Converted to pedestran use 2006
Builders
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
- Works Progress Administration
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Total length: 485.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
SW 1st Street Bridge
Meredith Trail - Raccoon River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57934, -93.61316   (decimal degrees)
41°34'46" N, 93°36'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448886/4603254 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory numbers
IA 4062 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14262 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • January 27, 2017: New photo from Daniel Barnes
  • April 4, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 2, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 16, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Fixed map and status

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

SW 1st Street Bridge
Posted May 8, 2009, by Matt Mazan (mmazan1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is also known as the Riverside Park Drive Bridge. It has been converted to a pedestrian bridge when a new bridge and roadway opened up river. The last photo shows the bridge during the floods of 2008.