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6th Avenue Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photo provided by Des Moines Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #252200

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on 6th Avenue
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1907, Collapsed 1965, Replaced 1966
Builders
- Capital City Brick & Pipe Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (Three Arches)
- Edwin Thatcher of New York City, New York (Design)
- John Dean of Chicago, Illinois (Two Arches)
Railroads
- Des Moines Railway (DMRy)
- Streetcar
Design
Brick-faced Melan arch
Dimensions
Total length: 585.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.61381, -93.62521   (decimal degrees)
41°36'50" N, 93°37'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447909/4607087 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 55978 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2016: Updated by Luke: Builders + design fix
  • October 29, 2015: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • May 30, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Streetcar", "Rail-and-Road", "Des Moines Railway", "Railroad"
  • July 16, 2014: New photo from Andy Winegar
  • September 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • April 8, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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