The Des Moines City Council has named a downtown pedestrian bridge the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge.

The Des Moines Register reports the council approved the name Monday after hearing it was agreed to by the Des Moines Riverfront Development Authority and groups that have funded the Principal Riverwalk project. The bridge, which spans the Des Moines River, is a key part of the Riverwalk project.

Scott Cahill, of the Riverfront Development Authority, says the group plans to add plaques to the bridge each year that will recognize deceased Iowa woman who have made "outstanding contributions, achieved prominence or advanced the well-being of fellow citizens."