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Ballasted Deck

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A railroad bridge that the deck has ballast (loose rock) around the ties like it is typically on the ground rather than the ties directly on the stringers as is typical of an open deck.

Abandoned CNW - State Street Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. State Street on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned NYC - Scioto River Bridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge
Abandoned

Abandoned SQVR - Overpass (Marion County, Tennessee)
Abandoned 1909
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Abandoned Sequatchie Valley Railroad on Abandoned Railroad
Abandoned

AE&FRE - Culvert (Kendall County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Slab bridge over Unnamed Stream on abandoned Aurora, Elgin & Fox River Electric Line
Open to pedestrians

AM - 6th Street Overpass (Crawford County, Arkansas)
Built 1913
Girder bridge over 6th Street on Arkansas-Missouri (formerly Frisco) Railroad in Van Buren
Open to traffic

Amtrak - Delaware River Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1903
Stone arch bridge over Delaware River on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Open to traffic

Amtrak - St. Joseph River Bridge (Berrien County, Michigan)
Built 1899
Deck truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Amtrak in Niles
Open to traffic

AOK - Poteau River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Poteau River on Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad
Open to traffic

AOK - Wister Trestle (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Timber stringer bridge on Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad
Open to traffic

APNC - Moulton Junction Bridge (Appanoose County, Iowa)
Built 1946 per Wabash bridge book
Deck plate girder bridge over former Rock Island RR on Wabash, later N&W, later NS, finally APNC Railroad
Open for traffic

ATN - 5th Avenue Overpass (Jefferson County, Alabama)
Built 1936 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Co., Roanoke Virginia
Bridge over 5th Ave South on Southern Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - 18th Avenue Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Deck girder bridge over 18th Avenue NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - 19th Avenue Overpass (E) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Steel Stringer bridge over 19th Avenue NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - 19th Avenue Overpass (W) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Steel Stringer bridge over 19th Avenue NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - 22nd Avenue Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1931
Steel stringer bridge over 22nd Avenue NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - 5th Street Trestle (Jefferson County, Missouri)
Wooden trestle over an unnamed creek on the BNSF Railway next to 5th Street in Festus
Open to railroad traffic

BNSF - Arbor Street Overpass (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Built 1914
Concrete arch bridge over Arbor Street on DM&IR Railroad in Duluth
Open to traffic

BNSF - Broadway Avenue Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Broadway Avenue on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Broadway Street Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Deck Girder over Broadway Street NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Coon Rapids Blvd Extension Overpass (Anoka County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Steel stringer bridge over Coon Rapids Blvd Extension on BNSF RR (to Duluth)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Coon Rapids Boulevard Extension Overpass (Anoka County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Steel stringer bridge over Coon Rapids Blvd Extension on BNSF RR (to Central MN)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Crow River Bridge (Rogers) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1913, replacing an older bridge
Warren through truss bridge over Crow River on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Fillmore Street Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Deck Girder bridge over Fillmore Street NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kearney Road Overpass (Clay County, Missouri)
Bridge over Kearney Rd on BNSF RR
Open to traffic

BNSF - Lexington Parkway Overpass (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1907
Concrete arch bridge over CSAH 51 on the BNSF Railway in St. Paul
Open to traffic

BNSF - Little Falls Bridge (S) (Morrison County, Minnesota)
Built 1990
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mississippi River on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic

BNSF - Lowry Avenue Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1931
Steel stringer bridge over Lowry Avenue NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Memorial Park Bridge (Clay County, Minnesota)
Built 1913 for Great Northern Railroad
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Red River of the North on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Monroe Street Overpass (Middle) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Slab bridge over Monroe Street on BNSF Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

BNSF - Monroe Street Overpass (N) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Deck girder bridge over Monroe Street on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Monroe Street Overpass (S) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Concrete deck girder bridge over Monroe Avenue on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Nicollet Island Bridge (Main Channel) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1926 replacing a 1893 era girder bridge. Petit truss span added 1963 to comply to river navigation rules
Petit Through Truss and Deck Plate Girder bridge over Mississippi River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Red River Crossing (Cass County, North Dakota)
Built 1924, Approaches replaced 2012
Pony/through girder bridge over Red River of The North & 3rd Street on BNSF Railway in Moorhead
Open to traffic

BNSF - Red River of the North Bridge (Polk County, Minnesota)
Swing pier built 1885, approach Through plate girder span built 1918, main Through Plate Girder spans built 1924, east approaches built 1956, west approaches built 2005
Pony/through girder bridge over Red River of the North on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Skunk River Bridge (Henry County, Iowa)
Built 1899
Pratt deck truss bridge over Skunk River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Virginia Avenue Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Steel stringer bridge over Virginia Ave on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Washington Street Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1931
Steel Stringer bridge over Washington Street NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF Buffalo River Bridge (1) (Clay County, Minnesota)
Built 1958
Deck plate girder bridge over Buffalo River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF Spring Street Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1927
Concrete deck girder bridge over Spring Street NE on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

CFE - 3rd Street Overpass (Marshall County, Indiana)
Once hosted named passenger trains including the "Broadway Limited", later Amtrak, today only one track see action, and possible Fiber Optic Cable line graces other road bed.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 3rd Street on Chicago Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad via lease from CSX Transportation(nee Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, Norfolk Southern Railway)
Open to traffic

Cheshire Rail Trail - Arch Street Overpass (Cheshire County, New Hampshire)
Bridge over Arch Street on Railroad, Abandoned grade
Open to pedestrians only

Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1892, Extended 1928
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Blue Branch on Kansas City Southern RW (former Chicago & Alton)
Open to traffic

CM - Indian Creek Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Massive steel trestle over Indian Creek on Central Montana Railway
Open to traffic

CM - Judith River Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Original bridge design plans dated 1912. Built ca. 1915, severly damaged in spring 2011 flood
Massive steel trestle with timber stringer/concrete arch approaches over Judith River on Central Montana Railway
Closed due to severe flood damage

CM - Sage Creek Trestle (Fergus County, Montana)
Massive steel trestle over Sage Creek on Central Montana Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Deck Plate Girders Built 1924. Trestle Built 1959
Deck plate girder bridge over Buffalo Creek on CN Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Coffins Creek Trestle (Delaware County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over unknown branch of Coffins Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Drainage Ditch Trestle (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 1957
Timber stringer bridge over drainage ditch on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Hatchie River Bridge (Tipton County, Tennessee)
Built 1904 by the American Bridge Co.; reduced to single track ca. 1990
Swing girder bridge over Hatchie River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Indian Creek Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1956, replaced by concrete stringer fall of 2013
Lost Timber stringer bridge over unnamed branch of Indian Creek on Canadian National Railway
Removed

CN - Malone Creek Trestle (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over intermitent tributary of Malone Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Pine Creek Trestle (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 2005, replaced earlier timber stringer
Concrete stringer bridge over Pine Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Prairie Creek Trestle (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Praire Creek and drainage ditch on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Raymond Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1953
Timber stringer bridge over Poyner Creek on Canadian National Railway.
Open to traffic

CN - Rock Creek Bridge (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Built 1915
Slab bridge over Rock Creek on ICG/CN Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Spring Creek Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1946, replaced by a concrete stringer in fall of 2013
Lost timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Canadian National Railway
Removed

CN - Tiny Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1946
Timber stringer bridge over drainage ditch on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CNW - Ginger Road Overpass (Monroe County, Wisconsin)
Built 1926
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Ginger Road on Railroad
Abandoned

Conrail - Frank Keonig Boulevard Overpass (Ulster County, New York)
Built 1982
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Frank Keonig Boulevard/NY 9W on Railroad
Abandoned

CP - County 45 Overpass (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1934
Steel stringer bridge over County Road 45 (Former U.S. Hwy 65) on Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

CP - Glenwood Avenue Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Glenwood Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Marshall Street Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1936
Steel stringer bridge over Marshall Street NE on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - MN-7 Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1934
Pony/through plate girder bridge over MN-7 on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to rail traffic

CP - Mud Creek Arch Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1903, formerly crossed a highway
Concrete and Brick arch bridge over Mud Creek on Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

CP - St. Anthony Parkway Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1920
Reinforced Concrete Slab bridge over St Anthony Pkwy on Cp Rail
Open to rail traffic

CSX - Alkire Road Overpass (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1902 by the B&O Railroad
Lost Stone arch underpass over Alkire Road on CSX Railroad (B&O Railroad) in Columbus
Replaced by a new bridge

CSX - Lookout Creek Trestle (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Bridge built by N. C. & St. L Railway to Alton Park in Chattanooga, TN
Bridge over Lookout Creek
Derelict/abandoned

DM&E - 6th Street Overpass (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1909
Stone arch bridge over 6th Street on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad in New Ulm
Open to traffic

DM&E - Cedar Creek Bridge (Wapello County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek Bridge on DM&E/CP RR
Open to traffic

DM&E - Coal Mine Creek Bridge (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1924, deck rebuilt ca. 1995
3 Span Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Coal Mine Creek on DM&E RR
Open to traffic

DM&E - MN-4 Overpass (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1940
Pony/through plate girder bridge over MN-4 on DM&E RR
Open to traffic

DM&E - Natural Stream Bridge (Scott County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Natural Stream on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - North Fork Long Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over North Fork Long Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - US 14 Overpass (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 2001
Pony/through plate girder bridge over US 14 and creek on DM&E RR
Open to traffic

DM&E Straight River Bridge (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1919
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on DM&E RR
Open to traffic

E 79th street railroad underpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built ca. 1928
Concrete slab bridge over 79th Street on Kansas City Southern RR
Open on KCS main line

IAIS - 32nd Avenue Overpass (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built 1937
Steel stringer bridge over 32nd Avenue on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic

IAIS - Frink Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Frink Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Abandoned

IAIS - Hickman Road Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Hickman Road on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic

IAIS - Middle Branch Middle River Bridge (Guthrie County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Middle Branch Middle River on Railroad (IAIS)
Open to traffic

IAIS - Severs Creek bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built 1928
Deck plate girder bridge over Severs Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic

IAIS - South Skunk River Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built 1900, Approaches Replaced Ca. 1980
Warren Through Truss Bridge over South Skunk River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Beaver Creek Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1927
Warren through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Cedar River Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1905; Deck plate girder added 1960; One 1905 through plate girder destroyed by derailment in 1970 and replaced with a timber trestle; Timber trestle replaced with a precast concrete trestle 2014
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Shell Rock River Bridge (Clarksville) (Butler County, Iowa)
Trusses built 1921; DPGs built 1902
Warren through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Iowa Northern Railroad just south of Clarksville and 0.3 miles east of IA Hwy. 188 Bridge
Open to traffic

IANR - West Fork Cedar River Bridge (New) (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 2011, replaced old through truss bridge
Pony/through girder bridge over West Fork Cedar River on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IC - 3rd Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1851
Stone arch bridge over 3rd Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below

KCS - 63rd Street Trestle (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1928
Steel trestle over E. 63rd Street Trafficway on Kansas City Southern Railway
Open to railroad traffic above and four lanes of traffic below

KCS - Arch Lane Overpass (Newton County, Missouri)
Concrete through arch bridge over Arch Lane on Kansas City Southern RR
Open to traffic

Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail - MN-7 Overpass (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1934
Deck plate girder bridge over MN-7 on Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Midtown Greenway Dean Pkwy Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1912, Rehabilitated 2011
Slab bridge over Dean Parkway on Midtown Greenway
Open to pedestrians only

Midtown Greenway Knox Avenue Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1912, Rehabilitated 2011
Concrete Slab bridge over Knox Ave S on Midtown Greenway
Open to pedestrians only

Midtown Greenway Lake of The Isles Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1912, Rehabilitated 2011
Slab bridge over Lake Of The Isles on Midtown Greenway
Open to pedestrians only

MILW - I-90 Overpass (Jackson County, Minnesota)
Built 1973, abandoned 1981
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Interstate 90 on Abandoned Milwaukee Road Railroad
Abandoned

MILW - Missouri River Bridge (Broadwater County, Montana)
Built 1907
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Missouri River on Railroad
Abandoned

MILW - Muscatine Slough Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Abandoned stringer bridge over Muscatine Slough on Railroad
Abandoned

MILW - North Fork Long Creek Arch (Washington County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over North Fork Long Creek on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

MN&S - Lynn Avenue Overpass (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Lynn Ave on Canadian Pacific Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

New Kate Shelley High Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 2007-09 to replace parallel deck truss bridge
Concrete Beam and Deck Plate Girder over Des Moines River on Union Pacific Railroad west of Boone
Open to traffic

Northern Pacific Bridge #9 (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1922, Using rebuilt 1885 Trusses
Pratt deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad (now pedestrian trail) in Minneapolis
Open to pedestrians