CGW Des Moines River Bridge

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Built 1887, Demolished 2012

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Comments (6)

mnragnar on December 9, 2012

WOW! "Caught in the act."

Corey Coyle on December 9, 2012

Nice shot of Downtown Des Moines,the River and Bridge.

Big favorite and Like to this Photo!!

Corey Coyle

Train fan 1 on December 12, 2012

Its too bad they are tearing this down. I really liked this old bridge.

Corey Coyle on December 12, 2012

They can't use it for Bike or Pedestrian trail use?

Train fan 1 on December 12, 2012

It was to be used for that, but after the floods of 2008, the bridge became severely damaged. Two piers were in immediate danger of collapsing, and kids had fallen through the deck. Although I hate this demolition idea, it is probably the best route for safety. Otherwise, it is just a collapse waiting to happen.

Adam Elmquist on December 13, 2012

Sorry to see it go, although for safety it is a best route.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 8, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Train fan 1
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    • Taken on 2012/07/21 15:34:56
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 48.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash