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Walnut Street Bridge (1st)

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Walnut Street Bridge (The first Walnut Street Bridge)

View of Walnut Street bridge and structures west of the Des Moines River including the Demoine House hotel. Sign on bridge reads: "Five dollars fine for driving over this bridge faster than a walk". Des Moines, Iowa. 1866.

Photo taken by Joseph P. Sharman

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BH Photo #244783

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1866, Replaced 1871
Builder
- T.H. Napier
Design
Howe through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58743, -93.61716   (decimal degrees)
41°35'15" N, 93°37'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448559/4604154 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 54946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • December 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry
  • December 18, 2012: Added by Michael O'Brien

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Sources 

  • Michael O'Brien
  • Luke