Fourmile Creek

Des Moines River Tributary
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Fourmile is the official stream name of this waterway, according to the United States Geological Survey. However, that is not the most common way to spell the creek in local nomenclature. The far more common names of this waterway are "Four Mile" and "Four-Mile"

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1937
Steel stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

East Douglas Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1895; rehabilitated 1973; replaced 1999
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on East Douglas Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Euclid Avenue Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1956
Steel stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on US 6
Removed and replaced

Fourmile Creek Marsh Arch Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1914; Replaced ?
Lost Marsh arch bridge over Fourmile Creek on
No longer exists

Hubbell Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1916; Replaced 2002
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Fourmile Creek on Hubbell Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

IAIS - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900
Five span deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

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

NE 102nd Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1917
Concrete deck girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on NE 102nd Avenue
Open to traffic

NS - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Original 112' bridge built 1891; rebuilt 1904 with this bridge
Timber stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Wabash Railroad
Open to rail traffic

RI - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900; abandoned since 1960
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek
Abandoned

Scott Avenue Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1913; replaced 1993
Lost pony truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on Scott Avenue
Replaced by new bridge

UP - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic