The U.S. 20 bridge team received important national recognition for their innovative work on the project.
Lincoln Highway concrete markers
In 1928, the Boy Scouts of America placed concrete markers along the Lincoln Highway to honor Abraham Lincoln.
"Woman's Head" (1976)
An Ames icon first took shape in 1976, on the northeast corner of the Iowa DOT’s complex. In 1998 and 1999, it was transformed into a more durable material. Learn how the Iowa DOT became home to Ames’ most famous public art work: “Woman’s Head.”
High Trestle Trail Bridge
Building a bridge that gets bikers, joggers, walkers, and even strollers across the Des Moines River would have been enough for some, but the ambitious committee members wanted the High Trestle Trail Bridge to stand out on a national level.
Welcome to the Iowa DOT’s virtual museum.
The virtual museum will highlight the art, artifacts, awards, and architecture collected and created by the Iowa DOT over the past 100 years and into the future. New items and structures will be featured every couple of months, giving the public a view of the Iowa DOT and Iowa’s transportation infrastructure they may not have expected.
Please click one of the four tabs at the top of the page to get started with your tour. We hope that you will enjoy the items and stories shared here.