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Caltrain - East Poplar Ave Overpass

Photo 

East Poplar Ave Bridge

Photo taken by Caltrans in 2008

BH Photo #309398

Map 

Description 

The East Poplar Avenue Bridge (35C0091) is a simple riveted-steel through-plate girder structure with rolled-steel beam side spans over sidewalks with steel bents and reinforced concrete abutments. The bridge is one of four similar railroad bridges located along three-tenths of a mile of track over four parallel streets in the City of San Mateo (from north to south): East Poplar, Santa Inez, Monte Diablo, and Tilton Avenues. A dry-laid random-ashlar masonry retaining wall runs along the east side of the tracks. The retaining wall stands approximately 7' tall at Monte Diablo Avenue and gradually decreases to approximately 3' tall near the Tilton Avenue underpass.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over East Poplar Ave 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: 35.8 ft.
Total length: 50.9 ft.
Also called
Union Pacific - East Poplar Ave Bridge
Caltrain - East Poplar Ave Bridge
UP - East Poplar Ave Bridge
UP - East Poplar Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.57389, -122.33083   (decimal degrees)
37°34'26" N, 122°19'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/559089/4158749 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Mateo
Inventory numbers
CA 35C-91 (California bridge number)
BH 64355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

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

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