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Center Street Bridge

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Center Street Bridge

The Des Moines Register: January 7 1939

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BH Photo #462610

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Center Street
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1939; Closed 1969 after the MacVicar Freeway/I235 opened; Removed 1973/1974
Builder
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Original 1891 fabrication at Ball's Ford at Levey, Iowa) [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59194, -93.70937   (decimal degrees)
41°35'31" N, 93°42'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/440877/4604713 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 18, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 15, 2019: Added by Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Center Street Bridge
Posted December 18, 2019, by Luke

According to https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/128643787/, this was one of spans from Ball's Ford/Levey as well.

Additionally, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/127653422/ seems to show a small portion of the bridge.