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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
Built 1893; Replaced 1936
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
1 200' Parker through truss
3 185' Parker through trusses
348' timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 738.0 ft.
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)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date & builder based off of lowest bid + plaque shape.
  • December 22, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • 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

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