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SE 6th Street Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Photo provided by Lost Des Moines

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BH Photo #345118

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on SE 6th Street
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1906; Replaced 1973
Builder
- Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Singing Bridge
E 6th Street Bridge
Humming Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57796, -93.60618   (decimal degrees)
41°34'41" N, 93°36'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/449467/4603096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 61086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added image+builders from Lost Des Moines + Build date from an Iowa State Commerce Commission report
  • June 17, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Painted green", "Steel grate deck"
  • May 27, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

SE 6th Street Bridge
Posted June 17, 2014, by Joel Bader (joenonac [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge was painted green and had five spans. It also had one of those grated floors which hummed every time a car drove across it. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)