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George Washington Carver Bridge


Photo taken by Moonwell Photography

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

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BH Photo #267029

Street Views 


Steel through arch bridge over Racoon River on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 2005
- Earth Tech Inc. of Land O' Lakes, Florida
- Rosales + Partners of Boston, Massachusetts. (designer)
Steel through arch
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
IA 504755 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 52711 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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


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  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Daniel Barnes


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.