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SW 9th Street Bridge

Photos 

1906

Raccoon River view

Photo taken by unknown photographer

BH Photo #249560

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1967
History
Built 1892; Replaced 1967
Railroads
- Des Moines City Railway Co. (DMCRy)
- Des Moines Railway (DMRy)
Design
Pratt through truss with pinned-connections
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57243, -93.62309   (decimal degrees)
41°34'21" N, 93°37'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448053/4602493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 55663 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2019: Updated by Luke: Updated build date per Melissa's pic
  • September 22, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 13, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • May 27, 2014: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • October 28, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information including replacement date (1967)
  • February 28, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • February 27, 2013: Added by Michael O'Brien

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