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Commerce Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Commerce Drive
Location
West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1889; Destroyed 1965
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.53619, -93.76012   (decimal degrees)
41°32'10" N, 93°45'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/436593/4598560 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Commerce
Inventory number
BH 56101 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date + image
  • June 21, 2013: New photos from Michael O'Brien
  • June 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added one of the builders based on plaque shape
  • June 13, 2013: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • June 12, 2013: New photos from Michael O'Brien
  • June 9, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 25, 2013: Added by Luke Harden