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Waterworks Park Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jeff Gitchel

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

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BH Photo #231684

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Trail
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Scheduled to be replaced with a large bridge, although plans have not yet been finalized.
History
Built 1914 , Converted for trail use in 1999
Builder
- Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Dimensions
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

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Comments 

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