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DCI - Highland Park 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
Built 1905; Demolished 1986
Builder
- Des Moines Bridge & Iron Co./Works of Des Moines, Iowa
Railroads
- Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway (DCI; DMCI)
- Inter-Urban Railway Co.
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)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2021: Updated by Luke: Blown up in 1986; Not 1993
  • January 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • December 16, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • 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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