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Eight Street Viaduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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BH Photo #378427

Map 

Description 

Formerly crossed multiple rail lines & yards, now a vital artery into downtown Des Moines.

Facts 

Overview
Steel and concrete stringer bridge over Martin Luther King Jr Parkway on 8th Street
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to Northbound traffic
History
Built 1968
Design
Steel stringer main spans with concrete stringer approaches
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58172, -93.62570   (decimal degrees)
41°34'54" N, 93°37'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447842/4603525 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 75555 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,281)
Built 1968 (124)
Built during 1960s (1,783)
Continuous (1,972)
Des Moines, Iowa (111)
Iowa (5,828)
Open (36,905)
Owned by city (4,550)
Polk County, Iowa (241)
Steel stringer (4,846)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: Added by Daniel Barnes

Sources 

  • Daniel Barnes