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Waterworks Park Bridge


Photo taken by Jeff Gitchel

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

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BH Photo #231684

Street View 


Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Trail
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Scheduled to be replaced with a large bridge, although plans have not yet been finalized.
Built 1914 , Converted for trail use in 1999
- Iowa Bridge Co. (1902-193X) of Des Moines, Iowa
Length of largest span: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 317.0 ft.
Also called
32nd Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56619, -93.66406   (decimal degrees)
41°33'58" N, 93°39'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/444631/4601825 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 49361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2016: New Street View added by Luke
  • November 8, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is at risk of demolition
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date
  • July 4, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: added dimensions
  • July 3, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • May 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "road-to-trail"
  • November 19, 2012: New photos from Michael O'Brien
  • November 1, 2012: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • May 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Riveted"
  • August 16, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph
  • August 15, 2011: Added by Luke Harden



Waterworks Park Bridge
Posted November 8, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)