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Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Bridge

Photos 

Looking South toward the bridge during flooding in June 2015

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in June 2015

BH Photo #376805

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Built as part of Des Moines' Southeast Connector Project, MLK Pkwy is meant as an alternate way to relieve traffic congestion in the downtown area. Located near Principal Park the 4-lane bridge pair was designed to be more than just functional. The bridge serves as a gateway to downtown and offers a great view of the city as one approaches.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Des Moines River on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built as part of Des Moines' Southeast Connector Project
Design
Don't know
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58240, -93.61534   (decimal degrees)
41°34'57" N, 93°36'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448706/4603595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 75350 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 2010 (44)
Built during 2010s (258)
Des Moines, Iowa (109)
Have street view (22,575)
Iowa (5,824)
Modern (1,715)
Open (36,893)
Owned by city (4,547)
Polk County, Iowa (238)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • January 27, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 26, 2017: Added by Daniel Barnes

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