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DCI - Des Moines River Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Lost Des Moines

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BH Photo #258774

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed due to "Urban Renewal"
History
Lost to "urban renewal" in 1993
Railroad
- Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway (DCI; DMCI)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.61377, -93.61892   (decimal degrees)
41°36'50" N, 93°37'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448433/4607079 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 54303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway (15)
Des Moines River (217)
Des Moines, Iowa (109)
Iowa (5,790)
Lattice Portal (18)
Lost (18,686)
Lost 1993 (431)
Lost during 1990s (3,707)
Polk County, Iowa (239)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Railroad (13,091)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • August 1, 2015: New photos from Andy Winegar
  • July 17, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 27, 2014: New photos from Michael O'Brien
  • July 4, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • March 7, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added what caused the brige to be "lost". It was not destroyed by the flood of 93, but an "urban renwal" project.
  • March 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added probable cause of the bridge's destrection and the lost date.
  • November 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added ampersand to name
  • November 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Lattice Portal"

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