Des Moines Railway
Reporting mark: DMRy
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1868-1889 - Des Moines Street Railway Co.
1889-1929 - Des Moines City Railway Co.
1929-1953 - Des Moines Railway Co.
1951 - streetcars discontinued
6th Avenue Bridge (Old)
(Polk County, Iowa)Built 1907, Collapsed 1965, Replaced 1966Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on 6th AvenueCollapsed
DMRy - Bridge to Nowhere
(Polk County, Iowa)Built 1917; Removed in the 1980sConcrete rigid frame bridge over High Street on Des Moines Railway Co.Removed
DMRy - Merle Hay Road Trestle
(Polk County, Iowa)Built circa 1904-5 (Supposedly); Removed July 11, 1950Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Merle Hay Road (58th Street) on Des Moines Railway Co.Removed
DMRy - Walnut Creek Trestle
(Polk County, Iowa)Built ca 1898,Lost Timber stringer bridge over Walnut Creek on Des Moines Railway Co.Removed
Locust Street Bridge (1909)
(Polk County, Iowa)Built 1909; rehabilitated 1967; to be replaced in 2018Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street in Des MoinesDemolished; Replacement to be constructed
SW 7th Street Bridge
(Polk County, Iowa)Built 1915; rehabilitated 1968Arch bridge over Raccoon River on SW 7th Street in Des MoinesOpen to traffic
SW 9th Street Bridge
(Polk County, Iowa)Built 1892; Replaced 1967Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon RiverReplaced by a new bridge in 1967