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Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge

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Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #267028

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Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Interstate 235 on Pedestrian Pathway
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 2005
Builder
- Rosales + Partners of Boston, Massachusetts. (Designer)
Design
Basket-Handle Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59539, -93.61317   (decimal degrees)
41°35'43" N, 93°36'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448897/4605036 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 58104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2017: New photo from Daniel Barnes
  • May 31, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • September 22, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge
Posted September 23, 2013, by Matt Lohry

This is a basket-handle arch, very similar to the new Lowry Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, but that one's a highway bridge.

Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge
Posted September 23, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Pretty modern, Pretty non-historic, but Pretty.

Edna Griffin was "The Rosa Parks of Iowa".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Iowa_v._Katz