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Raccoon River Covered Bridge (2nd)

Photos 

1872 View from the Courthouse

Photo taken by Polk County Auditor's Office

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BH Photo #314783

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on First Street & Streetcar
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872; Replaced 1916
Railroads
- Des Moines City Railway Co. (DMCRy)
- Streetcar
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58146, -93.61565   (decimal degrees)
41°34'53" N, 93°36'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448680/4603490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory numbers
WGCB 15-77-02#2x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 65728 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,493)
Built 1872 (88)
Built during 1870s (929)
Covered (1,405)
Des Moines City Railway Co. (3)
Des Moines, Iowa (111)
Iowa (6,026)
Lost (20,115)
Lost 1916 (42)
Lost during 1910s (374)
Polk County, Iowa (256)
Raccoon River (82)
Rail-and-Road (344)
Railroad (13,963)
Replaced by new bridge (13,299)
Streetcar (241)
Through truss (13,294)
Truss (30,074)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • October 30, 2015: Updated by Andy Winegar: Relocated GPS pin to reflect location of old river channel
  • October 29, 2015: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • January 28, 2015: Added by Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Andy Winegar