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Caltrain - Tilton Ave Overpass

Photo 

Tilton Ave Overpass in 2008

Looking South

Photo taken by Caltrans in 2008

BH Photo #309402

Map 

Description 

Tilton Avenue Bridge (35C0087) was built in 1903 and features riveted-steel plate girders on steel caps and a dry-laid random-ashlar masonry retaining wall. The bridge is one of four underpasses in San Mateo situated on the former Southern Pacific Railroad route between San Francisco and San Jose which are eligible for the National Register under Criterion A for their association with the development of northern San Mateo and with the growth of grade-separation construction during the early twentieth century and under Criterion C as representative of features once common to railroad underpasses that are illustrative of an important phase of development in the evolution of underpass design. Southern Pacific built the Tilton Avenue Bridge during the company's phase of upgrades and development during the early twentieth century. The period of significance is 1903.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Tilton Avenue on Caltrain & Union Pacific Railroad
Location
San Mateo, San Mateo County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Caltrain (CALT; JPBX; PJPB)
- Commuter Rail
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Tilton Avenue Bridge
Tilton Avenue Overpass
Caltrain - Tilton Avenue Bridge
Union Pacific - Tilton Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.57000, -122.32583   (decimal degrees)
37°34'12" N, 122°19'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/559534/4158320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Mateo
Inventory numbers
CA 35C-87 (California bridge number)
BH 64358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2014: New Street View added by Dallam Oliver-Lee

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