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DMRy - Merle Hay Road Trestle

Photos 

Trolley in the 1940s

Photo provided by Lost Des Moines

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BH Photo #256167

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Merle Hay Road (58th Street) on Des Moines Railway Co.
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built circa 1904-5 (Supposedly); Removed 1950
Railroads
- Des Moines City Railway Co. (DMCRy)
- Des Moines Railway (DMRy)
- Streetcar
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
DMCR - 58th Street Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62245, -93.69772   (decimal degrees)
41°37'21" N, 93°41'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/441876/4608093 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 56599 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,280)
Built 1904 (491)
Built during 1900s (6,350)
Deck girder (4,601)
Des Moines City Railway Co. (3)
Des Moines Railway (6)
Des Moines, Iowa (111)
Girder (8,174)
Iowa (5,828)
Lost (18,947)
Lost 1950 (31)
Lost during 1950s (392)
Plate girder (6,276)
Polk County, Iowa (241)
Railroad (13,240)
Streetcar (217)
Timber stringer (3,377)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • February 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • June 13, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke