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110th Street Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1911 by the Iowa Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on 110th Street
Open to one-lane traffic

110th Street Bridge (Kossuth County, Iowa)
Built 1895 by the King Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on 110th Street between Humboldt and Algona
Road is closed to traffic

145th Avenue Bridge (Kossuth County, Iowa)
Built 1900; replaced by new bridge in 1997
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on 145th Avenue (CH C12)
Open to pedestrians only

2nd Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1935
Steel Stringer bridge over Des Moines River on 2nd Avenue
Open

3 Rivers Trail - East Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Deck plate girder bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Gotch Park Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1899, converted for trail use in 1991
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on the Three Rivers Bike Trail at Gotch Park near Humboldt
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only

3 Rivers Trail - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

390th Ave. Bridge (Cottonwood County, Minnesota)
Previous span was a Howe Pony Truss built in 1908
Bridge over Des Moines River on Twp 165
Open to traffic

465th Street Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Built 1927
Two-span pony truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on CR C-26 (465th Street) east of Rolfe
Removed but not replaced

485th Avenue Bridge (Palo Alto County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1919; replaced 1999
Lost pony truss bridge over Old Channel West Fork Des Moines River on 485th Avenue just off CR B55, west of Rodman
Replaced by a modern bridge

4th Street Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Lost Pratt through truss over West Fork Des Moines River on 4th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

6th Avenue Bridge (Old) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1907, Collapsed 1965, Replaced 1966
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on 6th Avenue
Collapsed

6th Avenue Bridge (Older) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1886, Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 6th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Abandoned CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Armstrong) (Emmet County, Iowa)
Truss span with trestle approaches built unknown. Approaches rebuilt 1992 using assorted I-Beams and Steel Girders from other bridges
Deck truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad just west of Armstrong in Armstrong
Derelict/abandoned

Armstrong Gravel Pit Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1899 by A.H. Austin in Kossuth County; relocated here in the 1940s to serve a gravel pit; abandoned 1971
Derelict through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River northwest of Armstrong
Privately owned

ATSF - Des Moines River Bridge (N, Old) (Lee County, Iowa)
Built 1887, modified 1904
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on ATSF RR
Replaced by a new bridge

B&SV - Des Moines River Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Open to traffic

Bellefountain Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River
Closed to all traffic

Belleville Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1937; replaced 2002
Lost through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 340th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bennett Viaduct (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1911, Dismantled 1981.
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on South 3rd Street/G Street
Removed but not replaced

Bentonsport Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1882, removed from vehicular service 1985
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on trail
Open to pedestrians

Berkheimer Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1899 by the Clinton Bridge & Iron Works; closed 2001; rehabilitated 2005
Through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on 215th Street west of Humboldt
Open to traffic

Black Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Previous span was a wooden trestle with Howe deck truss bridge built in 1878. The 1900 span was of steel trestle design.
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago-Milwaukee and Pacific RR in Jackson
Removed

Blackhawk Bridge (East Channel) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1974; lost 2011
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Blackhawk Street in Ottumwa
Demolished

Blackhawk Bridge (West Channel) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Removed as part of project to relocate river channel in 1950s or 1960s.
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Blackhawk Road
Demolished

BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1968 as part of the Red Rock Lake Project
Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (N) (Lee County, Iowa)
Built 1923
Warren deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (S) (Lee County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Four Mile Bridge (New) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 2002 replacing an earlier 5 span truss bridge with girder approaches
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF RR
Open to traffic

Bonaparte Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1877, Replaced 1960
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Bormann Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 130th Avenue
Open to traffic

Branch Des Moines River Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1966; rehabilitated 2000
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on Stone Avenue
Open to traffic

Branch Des Moines River Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2013
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on Timber Avenue
In the process of being replaced

Branch Des Moines River Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1971
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on 270th Street
Open to traffic

Branch Des Moines River Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1916
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on 120th Street
Open to traffic

Browns Bridge (Palo Alto County, Iowa)
Built 1931, replacing a 1919 trestle bridge
Pony truss bridge over Old Channel Des Moines River on 490th Street west of West Bend
Open to traffic

Browns Bridge (New Channel) (Palo Alto County, Iowa)
Built 1928; Damaged by the 1993 flood- closed to traffic; Replaced in 1996
Parker through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Fas 0169
Replaced by a new bridge

CB&Q - Des Moines River Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Line abandoned in 1969, bridge removed 1970s
Lost through truss bridge over Des Moines River / Front St on former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Removed with piers remaining

CB&Q/M&StL - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Removed 1968
Lost through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Removed but not replaced

CB&Q/Wabash - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Removed 1968
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad (CB&Q/Wabash)
Removed

CBQ - Des Moines River Brige (Original) (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Lost to flooding in 1907 and replaced shortly thereafter
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

CCR - Des Moines River Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1873
Lost Truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
No longer exists

Center Street Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built in 2010 as part of the Principal River Walk trail network along the Des Moines River
Steel through arch bridge over Des Moines River on Pedestrian and bicycle trail at the Principal River Walk
Open to pedestrians and bikes only

Centerville Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Gone before the 1930s.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
No longer exists

CGW - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1887, closed to railroad traffic in 2001; purchased by the city in 2002 for future trail usage, demolished in 2013
Lost abandoned Pratt Truss Bridge over Des Moines River
Last of the four spans demolished on 11 September 2013.

CGW - Des Moines River Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1932; Removed sometime betwixt abandonment date and the 1950s
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
No longer exists

Chestnut Ford Bridge (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1900, Removed 1975(?)
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Zook Spur Road/145th Lane
Removed but not replaced

Chillicothe Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Destroyed by ice jam 1949, Replaced 1951
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Destroyed by ice jam & replaced by a new bridge

Christiania Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Replaced 1996
Lost through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on CSAH 30 south of Windom
Replaced by a modern bridge

Clark County Road 19 Bridge (Clark County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2008
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Des Moines River on CR 19
Replaced by new bridge

CN - Des Moines River Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Two spans built 1965, two more spans added in 1999
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Open to traffic

CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Eddyville; Old) (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Removed before/during 1930s
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on former line of C&NW RR
Demolished with piers remaining

CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Linnburg) (Webster County, Iowa)
Removed 1978 when CNW abandoned the line.
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge o over Des Moines River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Removed but not replaced

CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Moingona) (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1894, Removed 1930
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River
Removed but not replaced

Corydon Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1889, Damaged and closed after the National Guard drove a tank across it in 1972, Removed ca: 1975
Pratt Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
No longer exists

Court Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1917; rehabilitated 1982
Five-span arch bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic

Court Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1870, replaced 1917
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Court Avenue Bridge (1st) (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1858, Destroyed 1869
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Cox Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built 1979. Previous bridge was a 6-panel Pratt through truss bridge with A-frame portal bracings and 45 heel strut bracings. Built in 1900
Steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on Twp 131
Open to traffic

CSAH 42 Bridge (Murray County, Minnesota)
Built 1930; Replaced in 2001
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on CSAH 42
Replaced by new bridge

Dakota City Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1913, Replaced 1988
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on 1st Ave N
Replaced by new bridge

Dakota City Bridge (Older) (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1871, replaced 1913
Lost bowstring through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on local road
Replaced by a new bridge

DCI - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost to "urban renewal" in 1993
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Removed due to "Urban Renewal"

Dempsey Bridge (Cottonwood County, Minnesota)
Built 1979 replacing a pin connected Pratt through truss bridge with Howe Lattice portal bracings and 45 heel bracing built in 1908
Steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on CR 14
Open to traffic

Des Moines River Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1882; rehabilitated 1971; replaced 2002
Lost through truss bridge over Des Moines River on a local road
No longer exists

Des Moines River Bridge (Cottonwood County, Minnesota)
Built 1956; Replaced in 2010
Steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on US 71
Bridge has been replaced

Des Moines River Bridge (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built 1913
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on CR 19
Replaced by new bridge

Des Moines River Bridge (Cottonwood County, Minnesota)
Built 1917; Replaced in 2008
Pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on CR 177
Replaced by a new bridge

Des Moines River Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1918
Lost Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Des Moines River Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1951, Replaced by a bridge on a new alignment 2012, Removed 2013
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on Elm Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Des Moines River Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Replaced 1973
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on 170th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

DM&E - Des Moines River Bridge (Kossuth County, Iowa)
Warren pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Des Moines River Bridge (East Channel) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Des Moines River Bridge (West Channel) (Wapello County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Palo Alto County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on the IC&E/DM&E/CP/UP west of Emmetsburg
In use

Eddyville Bridge (Monroe County, Iowa)
Built 1897, Replaced 1952
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Removed

Eldon Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1893, Replaced 1957
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge upstream

Ellsworth Ranch Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1895 by the King Bridge Co. under the direction of Milo Adams; rehabilitated 1937; closed to traffic 2007
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on 130th Street east of Dolliver
Closed to all traffic

Estherville Suspension Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Suspension bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on a pedestrian trail in Estherville
Open to pedestrians only

Eveland Bridge (Mahaska County, Iowa)
Built 1876-77 by McKay & Nelson; one span replaced in 1903
Abandoned three-span Whipple through truss bridge over the Des Moines River on Fulton Avenue
Abandoned with deck missing

Farmington Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1882, Replaced 1948
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on IA 2
Replaced by a new bridge

FDDM - Des Moines River Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on former Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad northwest of Coalville
Removed

FDDM - Des Moines River Bridge (Old) (Boone County, Iowa)
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Fischer Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1959
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 66th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Fort Dodge High Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1902 by the Mason City and Fort Dodge Railway, later Chicago Great Western
Deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on railroad
Open to traffic

Foster Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Replaced 1994
Lost Bridge over E.Fork Des Moines River on CSAH C 26 (170th Avenue)
Replaced by new bridge

Gotch Park Rd. Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1961
Stringer bridge over Des Moines River on Gotch Park Rd.
Open to traffic

Grand Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1968; To be replaced in 2015
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic; To be replaced in 2015

Grand Avenue Bridge (Older) (Polk County, Iowa)
Replaced 1918
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Grant Street Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1877 by the Ohio Bridge Co. of Cleveland; replaced 1906
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Lewis Street
Replaced by new bridge

Hanley Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Two spans damaged & replaced1953, Removed ca. 1975
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Jester Park Drive
Removed

Hawk Drive Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1906
Through truss bridge over Coppers Creek on Hawk Drive
Closed to all traffic

Hawkeye Avenue Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1919; Replaced 1987
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on E Hawkeye Avenue in Fort Dodge
Replaced by new bridge

High Trestle Trail Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1973, abandoned in 2003, deck removed in 2004 to be reused in the new Kate Shelley Bridge, new deck built and reopened to pedestrians in 2010
Lost Deck girder bridge over Des Moines River on former Milwaukee Road Railroad
Open to pedestrians, with new deck built on original bridge piers

Horn's Ferry Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built in 1881, Two spans lost to flooding in 1929, Partially collapsed on 31 August 1992, Converted to observation decks shortly thereafter.
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River near the Red Rock Dam on 198th Place
Collapsed

Hubby Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1909; Removed ca 1975
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Opal Lane
Removed

IA137 Des Moines River Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Built 1952, Replaced 2006
Lost Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on IA 137
Replaced by a new bridge

IA14 Red Rock Bridge (Marion County, Iowa)
Built 1965
Girder bridge over Des Moines River & Res. on IA 14
Open to traffic

IA15 - McKnights Point Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1958
Steel stringer bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on IA 15
Open to traffic

IA2 Des Moines River Bridge (Van Buren County, Iowa)
Built 1948 Replaced 2013
Lost Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on IA 2
Replaced by a new bridge