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18th Street Bridge

Photos 

FRONT VIEW OF OLD 18TH STREET STEEL PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE FROM ROAD

Photo by the DOT.

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BH Photo #242212

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss over Raccoon River on 18th Street (Now renamed Fleur Drive.)
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1936
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58252, -93.64176   (decimal degrees)
41°34'57" N, 93°38'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/446504/4603624 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 54217 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Des Moines, Iowa (109)
Iowa (5,790)
Lost (18,696)
Lost 1936 (50)
Lost during 1930s (361)
Parker through truss (1,161)
Parker truss (1,515)
Polk County, Iowa (239)
Raccoon River (82)
Replaced by new bridge (12,394)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected dates
  • October 31, 2012: Updated by Michael O'Brien: Most browsers look under Des Moines Iowa I am told.
  • October 31, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info

Sources 

  • Michael O'Brien
  • Luke