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Grand Avenue Arch Rejected Designs (1916)

Photos 

Frank Wetherell's design

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #384871

Map 

Description 

Design was more ornate than the one that was built.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Never built
Builders
- E.L. Masqueray of St. Paul, Minnesota
- Frank Wetherell of Des Moines, Iowa
- J.A.H. Brahtz of St. Paul, Minnesota
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 445.9 ft.
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58948, -93.61727   (decimal degrees)
41°35'22" N, 93°37'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448551/4604382 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
8,200
Inventory number
BH 76350 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 3, 2020: Updated by Luke: Converted entry be for the 5 rejected designs of the 1918 arch
  • March 30, 2017: Added by Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke