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DMRy - Bridge to Nowhere

Photos 

Photo provided by Lost Des Moines

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BH Photo #252419

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Street View 

Description 

This bridge was originally built behind the railroad "barn",and was to have been used for an intended line up Crocker Street. However, an easement was obtained, thus allowing the line to go north on Ingersoll Avenue at 25th Street. Apparently, the footings are still visible in the side of this hill today.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over High Street on Des Moines Railway Co.
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built circa 1920; Removed in the 1980s
Builder
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Railroads
- Des Moines Railway (DMRy)
- Streetcar
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58707, -93.64957   (decimal degrees)
41°35'13" N, 93°38'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/445857/4604134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 55987 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1917 (584)
Built during 1910s (8,807)
Des Moines Railway (6)
Des Moines, Iowa (111)
Have street view (22,590)
Iowa (5,828)
Lost (18,949)
N.M. Stark & Co. (36)
Polk County, Iowa (241)
Railroad (13,244)
Rigid frame (560)
Streetcar (217)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • January 2, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 11, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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