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BNSF - Commerce Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Exterior View, Looking West, Along Walker County Road 81

Photo taken by David Deising for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #259185

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed spandrel arch under Commerce Avenue on Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Walker County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Frisco Commerce Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.73206, -87.10318   (decimal degrees)
33°43'55" N, 87°06'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/490442/3732452 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dora
Inventory number
BH 57028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (876)
Arch (11,238)
BNSF Railway (1,096)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,635)
Deck arch (10,477)
Have street view (22,469)
Open (36,837)
Owned by railroad (9,898)
Railroad (13,165)
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (191)
Walker County, Alabama (49)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2014: New photo from Zachary S
  • July 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Railroad"
  • July 8, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

Comments 

BNSF Commerce Avenue Overpass
Posted July 10, 2013, by Zachary S

Nice finds, all these recent historic Alabama bridges and tunnels from AER. This one is extremely close to home, I'll hop out there and investigate this in the coming weeks.