Rating:
3 votes

Capitol Hill Tunnel

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #253963

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Court Avenue
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1918. Removed 1992
Builder
- Koss Construction Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58884, -93.60298   (decimal degrees)
41°35'20" N, 93°36'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/449742/4604302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 56099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,197)
Built 1920 (906)
Built during 1920s (8,775)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,607)
Deck arch (10,436)
Des Moines, Iowa (109)
Footbridge (379)
Iowa (5,793)
Koss Construction Co. (15)
Lost (18,697)
Lost 1992 (427)
Lost during 1990s (3,707)
Polk County, Iowa (239)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,906)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date and builder
  • May 5, 2014: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • February 5, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 21, 2014: New photos from Michael O'Brien
  • October 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date (crica) & Lost date
  • May 16, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 25, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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