Rating:
9 votes

George Washington Carver Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Moonwell Photography

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #267029

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Racoon River on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2005
Builders
- Earth Tech Inc. of Land O' Lakes, Florida
- Rosales + Partners of Boston, Massachusetts. (designer)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 278.9 ft.
Total length: 643.1 ft.
Deck width: 80.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58111, -93.64083   (decimal degrees)
41°34'52" N, 93°38'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/446580/4603467 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory numbers
IA 504755 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 52711 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
14,000

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • January 27, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • June 25, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 22, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 24, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Miguel Rosales
  • June 24, 2012: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • June 24, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

George Washington Carver Bridge
Posted January 24, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a nice bridge. Sure, it is modern, but it is far more interesting than a slab or a MOB.