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Court Avenue Bridge (3rd)

Photos 

First Court Avenue Bridge

Toll sign in picture

Photo taken by E.G. Everett.

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BH Photo #244784

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Post through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1871, replaced 1917
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Des Moines City Railway Co. (DMCRy)
Design
Post through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 114.0 ft.
Total length: 576.0 ft.
Also called
Old Court Avenue Bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58594, -93.61669   (decimal degrees)
41°35'09" N, 93°37'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448597/4603988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 54949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • July 13, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • November 13, 2014: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • January 21, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info from HAER
  • February 27, 2013: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • December 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry
  • December 18, 2012: Added by Michael O'Brien

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Comments 

Court Avenue Bridge (3rd)
Posted January 21, 2014, by ArtS (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Oooh, what Mead Avenue looked like before before the reenforcing trusses were added.