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UP - IA415 Overpass


Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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BH Photo #232467


Street View 


Steel Stringer Bridge over IA-415 (2nd Ave) on Union Pacific Railroad (Ex DCI)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1942
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway (DCI; DMCI)
- Interurban
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
2 span Steel stringer with trestle approach
Length of largest span: 32.0 ft.
Total length: 185.0 ft.
Also called
DCI - IA415 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.64053, -93.61996   (decimal degrees)
41°38'26" N, 93°37'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448368/4610051 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines NE
Inventory numbers
IA 41050 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 52447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 16, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • October 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 28, 2017: New photo from Daniel Barnes
  • May 4, 2014: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Edi8ted history section and reverted reporting mark to the proper one.
  • March 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: added construction date
  • November 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 25, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Des Moines & Central Iowa Railroad "


  • Luke
  • Flickr - Image
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Daniel Barnes
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


UP - IA415 Overpass
Posted December 16, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

You're very welcome Luke. Always happy to be of assistance.

UP - IA415 Overpass
Posted December 16, 2019, by Luke

Another photo, Melissa. Thanks again, as always, for being willing to grab photos for us.

UP - IA415 Overpass
Posted February 9, 2017, by Daniel Barnes (barnes [dot] daniel34 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The picture titled 2nd Ave Overpass could not have been taken in 1975. The truck on the right is a Ford F-Series ca. 1987-1997. Also the car on the left is a version of the Chevy Cavalier ca. 1988-1994, with what looks like a 19891998 Isuzu Rodeo behind it.