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Court Avenue Bridge (1st)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1858, Destroyed 1869
Builder
- U.B. White (Architect)
Design
Through truss?
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58547, -93.61754   (decimal degrees)
41°35'08" N, 93°37'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448526/4603937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 54948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,882)
Built 1858 (35)
Built during 1850s (371)
Des Moines River (226)
Des Moines, Iowa (114)
Iowa (6,191)
Lost (22,250)
Lost 1869 (6)
Lost during 1860s (44)
Polk County, Iowa (261)
Replaced by new bridge (14,840)
Through truss (14,035)
Truss (31,223)
U.B. White (1)
Wooden (19)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info from HAER
  • December 18, 2012: Added by Michael O'Brien

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Sources 

  • Michael O'Brien
  • Luke