The Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge, located near E. Sixth Street
in Des Moines, was officially dedicated May 10, 2004.
Guest speakers at the dedication ceremony included Lt. Governor
Sally Pederson, Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell, Des Moines
Mayor Frank Cownie and DOT Commissioner Patricia Crawford. Also
speaking were Longfellow Elementary School students and Griffin
Jenny Schiltz's fourth grade class at Longfellow Elementary
School won the honor of opening the bridge when their entry
- Edna M. Griffin Memorial Bridge - was chosen as the winning
entry in the pedestrian bridge-naming contest sponsored by the
Griffin was a civil rights pioneer from Des Moines.
Leonard Boswell and Lt. Governor Sally Pederson join Longfellow
Elem. School students for a bridge walk.