Polk County

18th Street Bridge   [Map]
Parker through truss over Raccoon River on 18th Street (Now renamed Fleur Drive.)
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1936
2nd Avenue Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel Stringer bridge over Des Moines River on 2nd Avenue
Open
Built 1935
2nd Avenue Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Rigid frame bridge over Birdland Drive on 2nd Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1985
34th Street Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Concrete rigid frame bridge over St. Johns Road on 34th Street
Open to traffic
Built 1982
40th Street Footbridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel arch bridge over Interstate 235 on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 2005
6th Avenue Bridge (Old)   [Map]
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on 6th Avenue
Collapsed
Built 1907, Collapsed 1965, Replaced 1966
6th Avenue Bridge (Older)   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 6th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1886, Replaced 1906
86th Street Overpass   [Map]
Lost Aluminum Bridge over Over I-35 & I-80 on 86th Street in Urbandale
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1958; Replaced 1994
Abandoned Mud Creek Pony Truss   [Map]
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on Abandoned Hancock Street
Abandoned
Abandoned UP - Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map]
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Abandoned
Ankeny Luten Arch   [Map]
Lost Luten arch bridge over Stream on Road
Don't know
Beaver Creek Bridge (Old)   [Map]
Lost Concrete deck girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Beaver Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1914, Replaced 1958
Beaver Creek Bridge (Older)   [Map]
Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Beaver Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1914
Berwick Drive Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Berwick Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1948
Birdland Park Drive Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Stone faced concrete arch bridge over Birdland Lagoon on Birdland Park Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1930
BNSF - Dean Lake Outlet Bridge   [Map]
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Dean Lake Outlet Stream on Railroad
Abandoned
BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1968 as part of the Red Rock Lake Project
BNSF - Mud Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony Plate Girder Bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
Branch Mud Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Branch Mud Creek on 20th Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1955
Bridge Near Mitchellville   [Map]
Bridge over creek on road
Open to traffic
Camp Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on Miller Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1914
Camp Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on 124th Street
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1958
Camp Dodge Road Bridge   [Map]
Warren pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Camp Dodge Road
Open to military traffic
Camp Dodge Road Bridge (Old)   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Camp Dodge Road
Replaced by a new bridge
Capitol Hill Tunnel   [Map]
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Court Avenue on Road
No longer exists
Built circa 1920. Removed 1992
CB&Q - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Removed but not replaced
Removed 1968
CB&Q/Wabash - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad (CB&Q/Wabash)
Removed
Removed 1968
Center Street Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel through arch bridge over Des Moines River on Pedestrian and bicycle trail at the Principal River Walk
Open to pedestrians and bikes only
Built in 2010 as part of the Principal River Walk trail network along the Des Moines River
CGW - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Lost abandoned Pratt Truss Bridge over Des Moines River
Last of the four spans demolished on 11 September 2013.
Built 1887, closed to railroad traffic in 2001; purchased by the city in 2002 for future trail usage, demolished in 2013
Chichaqua Bottoms Wagon Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Chichaqua Bottoms on Pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians
Built 1910; moved here in 1992
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Drainage Ditch #38 Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch #38 on Chicgaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Santiago Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Santiago Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Chichaqua Valley Trail - Skunk River Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Skunk River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Clive Greenbelt Trail - Walnut Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony plate girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only
CNW - Euclid Avenue Overpass   [Map]
Pony plate girder over Euclid Avenue on Railroad (CNW)
Removed but not replaced
Built 1934; Removed 1997
Commerce Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Commerce Drive
Destroyed by flooding
Destroyed 1965
Corydon Bridge   [Map]
Pratt Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
No longer exists
Built 1889, Damaged and closed after the National Guard drove a tank across it in 1972, Removed ca: 1975
Court Avenue Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Five-span arch bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1917; rehabilitated 1982
Court Avenue Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1870, replaced 1917
Court Avenue Bridge (1st)   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1858, Destroyed 1869
DCI - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Removed due to "Urban Renewal"
Lost to "urban renewal" in 1993
DeVoite Drive Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on de Voite Drive (de Voite Dr)
Open
Built 1958
DMCR - Bridge to Nowhere   [Map]
Concrete rigid frame bridge over High Street on Streetcar/Interurban Line
Removed
Built circa 1920; Removed in the 1980s
DMCR - Merle Hay Road Overpass   [Map]
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Merle Hay Road on Railroad (DMCR)
Removed
Built circa 1904-5 (Supposedly)
DMCR - Walnut Creek Trestle   [Map]
Lost Timber stringer bridge
Removed
Built ca 1898, removed sometime after 1941
DMU - Raccoon River Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Railroad
Removed
Removed 2005
Drainage Ditch Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over a drainage ditch on 38th Street
Open to traffic
Built 1914
Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel through arch bridge over Interstate 235 on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 2005
Fischer Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 66th Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1959
Fleur Drive Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Raccoon River & Railroad on Fleur Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1990
Four Mile Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Slab bridge over Four Mile Creek on NE 134th Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1914
Four Mile Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Concrete stringer bridge over Four Mile Creek on NE 102nd Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1917
Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost Marsh arch bridge over Fourmile Creek
No longer exists
Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost pony truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on Scott Avenue
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1913; replaced 1993
Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost through truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on East Douglas Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1895; rehabilitated 1973; replaced 1999
George Washington Carver Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel through arch bridge over Racoon River on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Open to traffic
Built 2005
Grand Avenue Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic; To be replaced in 2015
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1968; To be replaced in 2015
Grand Avenue Bridge (Older)   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1918
Grand Avenue Walnut Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Walnut Creek on Grand Avenue in Des Moines
Replaced
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1961 Demolished 2013
Green Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Three-span through truss bridge over Raccoon River on SW 5th Street in Des Moines
Closed indefinitely; public-private project to restore the bridge approved.
Built 1898; closed to traffic in 1993; rehabilitated 1998 for pedestrian usage
Hanley Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Jester Park Drive
Removed
Two spans damaged & replaced1953, Removed ca. 1975
Herrold Bridge   [Map]
Concrete deck girder bridge over Beaver Creek
Closed to all traffic
Built 1921
IA316 Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on IA Hwy. 316/ CSAH S35
Open to traffic
Built 1968
IA415 Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Concrete rigid frame bridge over 66th Avenue on IA 415
Open to traffic
Built 1942
IA945 Mud Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Slab bridge over Mud Creek on Ne 72
Open to traffic
Built 1927
IAIS - 80th Street Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Deck plate girder bridge over 80th Street on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1901
IAIS - 8th Street Southwest Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 8th Street SW on Railroad
Open to traffic
IAIS - Ashworth Park Bridge   [Map]
Warren Through Truss bridge over Trail and Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1897 as a double track bridge
IAIS - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
8 span Through Plate Girder bridge over Des Moines River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
Built sometime after 1901 replacing a 4 span lattice truss bridge
IAIS - Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Five span deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1900
IAIS - Hickman Road Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Deck plate girder bridge over Hickman Road on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
IAIS - Jordan Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Jordan Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
IAIS - Little Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over Little Fourmile Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
IAIS - Raccoon River Bridge (Spur)   [Map · Street View]
Deck plate girder bridge over Raccoon River on Railroad
Open to traffic
IAIS - Walnut Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
IAIS - Walnut Creek Bridge #2   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic
Line purchased from Milwaukee Road in 1983 by Chicago Northwestern/Iowa Interstate
Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on NE 162nd Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1916
Indian Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Indian Creek on CR S27 (96th Street)
Open to traffic
Rehabilitated 1959
Indian Creek Bridge   [Map]
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on 152nd Avenue
No longer exists
Rehabilitated 1951
Inter-Urban Trail Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Interurban Trail
Open to pedestrians
Built 1905, Abandoned 1982; Converted to trail use 1998, repaired 2012
Jordan Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost concrete arch bridge over Jordan Creek on Grand Avenue
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1932; replaced 1996
Jordan Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Deck arch bridge over Jordan Creek on Grand Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1996
Little Beaver Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pony truss bridge over Little Beaver Creek on NW 86th Street in Johnston
Open to traffic
Built 1926
Little Beaver Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Little Beaver Creek on Nw 100th Street
Open to traffic
Built 1919
Little Creek Bridge   [Map]
Concrete tee beam bridge over Little Creek on 340th Street
Open to traffic
Built 1917
Locust Street Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1967
Locust Street Bridge (Old)   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced 1909
M&STL - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Lost 4 span quadrangular through truss over Des Moines River on former M&STL
Removed
Mud Creek Bridge   [Map]
Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on SE Vandalia Road
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1920
Mud Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Mud Creek on 12th Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1925
Mud Creek Bridge   [Map]
Slab bridge over Mud Creek on SE Stewart Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1913
Mud Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Mud Creek on Local road
Open to traffic
NW 128th Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Walnut Creek on Nw 128th Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1916, Replaced 1998
NW 84th Avenue Arch Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rock Creek on NW 84th Avenue
Open to private traffic
Old Channel Bridge   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over Old Channel on 64th Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Old Euclid Avenue Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Pratt through truss on Euclid Avenue over Des Moines River
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1931, Replaced 1933
Old IA415 Rock Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek on Old IA 415
No longer exists
Built 1917; replaced 2000
Old IA46 Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on IA46
Removed
Built 1938
Old US6 Camp Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Camp Creek on Old US 6 in Mitchellville
Open to traffic
Built 1922
Owens Covered Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Howe through truss bridge over Branch of Yeader Creek on a pedestrain path in Lake Easter Park
Open to pedestrians
Built 1887 over North River; Relocated to Lake Easter Park,
Payton Avenue Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed creek on E Payton Avenue
Open to traffic
Built 1925
Pipeline bridge   [Map]
Wire suspension bridge over Skunk River carrying a Pipeline
Open to traffic
Raccoon River Covered Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Raccoon River on Front Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1862, Replaced 1871
Red Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
Open to pedestrians
Built 1891; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006
RI - Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad (RI)
Replaced by a new bridge
RI - Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek
Abandoned
Built ca. 1900; abandoned since 1960
Rider Way Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel through arch bridge over Interstate 235 on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only
Built 2005
Riverside Park Drive Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Raccoon River on SW 1st Street in Des Moines
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1974
Scott Avenue Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Scott Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1981
SE 6th Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on SE 6th Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1973
SE 9th Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Des Moines River on SE 9th Street
Removed
Short Line Yard Footbridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Short Line Yard on Pedestrian Pathway
Removed
Skunk River Bridge   [Map]
Through truss bridge over Skunk River on 158th Avenue (158th Ave)
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Snyder Bridge   [Map]
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 128th Street
No longer exists
Built 1898, Removed ca. 1975
St. Johns Road Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over an unnamed creek on St. Johns Road in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1900
SW 63rd Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Raccoon River
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1964
SW 7th Street Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Raccoon River on SW 7th Street in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1968
SW 9th Street Bridge   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Raccoon River
Replaced by a new bridge in 1967
Thomas Mitchell Park Low Water Bridge   [Map]
Bridge over Camp Creek on Road
Open to traffic
Trail Small Stream Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Small stream on Trail (Former Railroad)
Open to pedestrians only
Trestle Trail - Beaver Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Trestle to Trestle Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Converted to trail use ca. 2000
Tributary of Skunk River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Steel stringer bridge over Tributary of Skunk River on NE Rieck Drive
Open to traffic
Built 1927
Union Station (Unbuilt)   [Map]
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on Railroads/Passenger Station
Never built
University Avenue Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on University Avenue in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1966
UP - Des Moines River Bridge (Hartford Avenue)   [Map · Street View]
3 Span Baltimore Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River near Hartford Ave
Open to traffic
First built 1880's, rebuilt 1915 as 4 span truss bridge with trestle approaches on either side, rebuilt 1920 with three truss spans and trestle. Trestle filled at later date.
UP - Fourmile Creek Bridge   [Map]
Deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
UP - IA415 Overpass   [Map · Street View]
Steel Stringer Bridge over IA-415 (2nd Ave) on Union Pacific Railroad (Ex DCI)
Open to traffic
Built 1942
UP - White Oak Creek Bridge   [Map]
Bridge over White Oak Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
UP/DCI Overpass   [Map]
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Railroad (DCI) on Railroad (CNW)
Abandoned
US6 Des Moines River Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Haunched steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on US 6
Open to traffic
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1969
US69 Des Moines River Bridge   [Map]
Haunched steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on US 69 in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1973
Walnut Street Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street in Des Moines
Open to traffic
Built 1911; rehabilitated 1966
Walnut Street Bridge (1st)   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1866, Replaced 1871
Walnut Street Bridge (2nd)   [Map]
Through Truss bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1871, Replaced 1891
Walnut Street Bridge (3rd)   [Map]
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1891, Replaced 1911
Waterworks Park Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Trail
Open to pedestrians
Built 1922 , Converted for trail use in 1999
Yeader Creek Bridge   [Map]
Lost arch bridge over Yeader Creek on SW 9th Street in Des Moines
No longer exists
Replaced 2004