Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway

Reporting mark: FDDM
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Bought by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in 1968

B&SV - Bass Point High Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Deck girder bridge over Bass Point Creek on Boone & Scenic Valley (former FtDDM&S) Railroad northeast of Logansport
Open to traffic

B&SV - Des Moines River Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1915, North End Rebuilt 1923
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Open to traffic

CN/FDDM Overpass (Webster County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Former Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad ROW on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CNW - Lincoln Highway Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Removed ca. 1987
Lost concrete rigid frame bridge over Lincoln Highway on railroad (FDDM)
Removed

CNW Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Removed ca. 1983
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Railroad (CNW) on Railroad (FDDM)
Removed

Dinkey Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built ca 1918, Demolished in 2010
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Squaw Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad (former Ames and College Railroad) in Ames
Demolished

FDDM - Bass Point Creek Trestle (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1903; Partially destroyed by flooding in 1912; Replaced in 1913
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Bass Point Creek on Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

FDDM - Bluff Creek Trestle (Boone County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Bluff Creek on Railroad (FDDM)
Abandoned

FDDM - Bluff Creek Tributary Bridge #1 (Boone County, Iowa)
Lost Stringer bridge over Bluff Creek Tributary on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - Bluff Creek Tributary Bridge #2 (Boone County, Iowa)
Lost Stringer bridge over Bluff Creek Tributary on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - Bluff Creek Tributary Culvert #1 (Boone County, Iowa)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Bluff Creek Tributary on Railroad (FDDM)
Abandoned

FDDM - Bluff Creek Tributary Culvert #2 (Boone County, Iowa)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Bluff Creek Tributary on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Abandoned

FDDM - Brewers Creek Culvert (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Brewers Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Abandoned

FDDM - Brushy Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1916; Removed ?
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Brushy Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Brushy Creek Tributary Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Brushy Creek Tributary on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - College Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1917
Lost Concrete culvert bridge over College Creek on Ames & College Railway
Removed

FDDM - Des Moines River Bridge (Old) (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1903; Replaced 1915
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

FDDM - Drainage Ditch #12 Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch 12 on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Drainage Ditch #48 Trestle (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch 48 on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - Drainage Ditch #52 Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch 52 on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Drainage Ditch #54 Culvert (Webster County, Iowa)
Abandoned bridge over Drainage Ditch on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Abandoned

FDDM - East Cedar Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over East Cedar Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Farm Road Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Lost Stringer bridge over Farm Road on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Fourmile Creek Tributary Culvert (Polk County, Iowa)
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Fourmile Creek Tributary on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Abandoned

FDDM - Harcourt Junction Bridge (N) (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over East Buttrick Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - Harcourt Junction Bridge (W) (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over East Buttrick Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - Hardin Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Hardin Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Hardin Creek Tributary Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Hardin Creek Tributary on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Holliday Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1916; Removed ?
Lost stringer bridge over Holliday Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Lake Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lake Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad
Removed but not replaced; Supports remain

FDDM - Lehigh Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1880
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway
No longer exists

FDDM - Prairie Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Prairie Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - Purgatory Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Lost Stringer bridge over Purgatory Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Shady Oak Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1907; Timber trestle replaced by DPGs 1922; Removed ca 1983
Pratt deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on former Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad at Shady Oak
Removed

FDDM - Squaw Creek Bridge (Old) (Story County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Squaw Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad (former Ames and College Railroad) in Ames
Replaced by new bridge

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #1 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #2 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #3 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #4 (Webster County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #5 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #6 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #7 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #8 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Unnamed Stream Bridge #9 (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Walnut Creek Bridge (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1906; Removed ?
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Walnut Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
Removed

FDDM - West Buttrick Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over West Buttrick Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - West Cedar Creek Bridge (Calhoun County, Iowa)
Lost Stringer bridge over West Cedar Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Worle Creek Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Worle Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

FDDM - Zumwalt Station Trestle (Story County, Iowa)
Built ca 1906; Removed in the 1980s
Timber stringer bridge over Worle Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern
No longer exists

FDDM/MILW Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Removed

I Avenue Overpass (Boone County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Railroad on I Avenue
Open to traffic

KNRQ-FM Access Trestle (Polk County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Radio Mast Access Road
Open to private traffic only.

Oralabor Gateway Trail - Carney Marsh Culvert (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1911
Concrete culvert bridge over Carney Marsh on Oralabor Gateway Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Pilcher's Overhead (Boone County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Mallard Avenue
Open to traffic

UP - East University Avenue Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1941;
Steel stringer bridge over East University Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Euclid Avenue Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Euclid Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Gypsum Creek Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1920
Deck plate girder bridge over Gypsum Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic