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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.

Northern Pacific Bridge #9 (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1922, Using rebuilt 1885 Trusses; Railroad use of the bridge ended in 1981,in 1999 the bridge was opened to bicycles and pedestrians
Pratt deck truss bridge over Mississippi River on Northern Pacific Railroad (now pedestrian trail) in Minneapolis
Open to pedestrians

NS - 37th Street Overpass (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Built 1907
Arch bridge over W. 37th Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Taussig Road Overpass (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built 1931; replaced by new bridge in 2002
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Taussig Road on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Olivia Railroad Bridge (Renville County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Branch of Beaver Creek on TC&W RR
Open to traffic

PGR - 7th Street Overpass (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1908
Through Plate Girder Bridge over 7th Street N on Progressive Rail
Open to traffic

PGR - Cannon River Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1896
Deck plate girder bridge over Cannon River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

PGR - MN-3 Overpass (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1936
Through Plate Girder Bridge over MN-3 on Progressive Rail
Open to traffic

Pollinator Park Trail - Muscatine Slough Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Muscatine Slough on Pollinator Park Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - 75th Street Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Slab bridge over 75th Street on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
Converted to trail

RI - Cedar Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983, abutments reused in new trail bridge 2002
Lost Warren Deck Truss over Cedar Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining. Abutments re-used in construction of new rail trail bridge.

RI - IA1 Overpass (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost through plate girder bridge over IA 1 on former Rock Island RR
Removed

RI - North Fork Long Creek Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1948; Abandoned 1983
Abandoned Deck Plate Girder over North Fork Long Creek on railroad
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

RI - North Walnut Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over North Walnut Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - South Walnut Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South Walnut Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Spruce Avenue Overpass (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Spruce Ave./Burr Oak Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - US34 Overpass (Jefferson County, Iowa)
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Lost Steel stringer bridge over US 34 on former Rock Island RR
Removed

SKOL - Arkansas River Bridge (Oxford) (Sumner County, Kansas)
Built 1902, Destroyed by flooding ca. 2009
Pratt through truss bridge over Arkansas River on former SKOL Railroad, ex-ATSF
Destroyed by flooding

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

Stone Arch Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1883 for the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba Railway; ; Deck truss added 1963-64; rehabilitated 1994
Stone arch bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis
Open to pedestrians only

SW 2nd St Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Lee's Summit SW 2nd St on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W - Buffalo Creek Bridge 2 (McLeod County, Minnesota)
Built 1913 by Milwaukee Road as part of the double track costruction project, which relocated the railroad through town
Deck plate girder bridge over Buffalo Creek on Twin Cities Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W - County 36 Overpass (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1913
Slab bridge over County Road 36 (Former US-212) on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W - Minnehaha Creek Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1912 for dual tracks, Replaced 2020
Deck plate girder bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

TC&W 160th Street Bridge (Chippewa County, Minnesota)
Built 1913
Slab bridge over 160th Street on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W Buffalo Creek Bridge 3 (McLeod County, Minnesota)
Built 1913 by Milwaukee Road, line purchased 1991 by TC&W
Deck plate girder bridge over Buffalo Creek on Twin Cities Western Railroad
Open to Traffic

TC&W Chippewa River Bridge (W) (Chippewa County, Minnesota)
Built 1912, extended 1958
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chippewa River on Twin Cities Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W County 140 Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1936
Steel stringer bridge over County Road 140 on Twin Cities Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W Oak Avenue Bridge (Chippewa County, Minnesota)
Built 1910
Timber stringer bridge over Oak Avenue on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W US-59 Bridge (Chippewa County, Minnesota)
Built 1936
Steel stringer bridge over US-59/MN-7 on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TC&W Wegdahl Railroad Bridge (Chippewa County, Minnesota)
Built 1913
Deck plate girder bridge over Brafees Creek and township road on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

TCW - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Renville County, Minnesota)
Built to replace a failed culvert
Deck plate girder bridge over Branch of Buffalo Creek on Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

Trolley Track Trail - 69th Street Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Concrete stringer bridge over Pedestrian path replacing 69th Street on Trolley Track Trail
Open to pedestrians

Turner House Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Built 1860; Building built under an arch in the 60s; Converted to pedestrian use ca. 2000
Four-span brick arch bridge over Ogeechee Canal, West Boundary Street, & SCAD Old Arch Hall/Mail Center on SCAD walkway in Savannah
Open to SCAD students

UP - 1st Avenue Overpass (Adams County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911
Steel plate girder bridge over 1st Ave on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - 500th Avenue Overpass (Story County, Iowa)
Built 1941
Steel stringer bridge over 500th Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - American River Bridge (East) (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1910
Warren through truss bridge over American River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - County Road 69 Overpass (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built 1956
Deck plate girder bridge over County Road 69 (1st Avenue West) on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - East Afton Canyon Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1938, replaced bridge washed away in flood
Through truss bridge over Mojave River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Geneva River Bridge (Steele County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over Geneva River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - I90 Overpass (Martin County, Minnesota)
Built 1973
Deck plate girder bridge over I-90 on UPRR
Open to traffic

UP - Mud Creek Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1947?
I-beam bridge over Mud Creek on Union Pacific Railroad (former Rock Island)
Open to traffic

UP - North Canadian River Bridge (Canadian County, Oklahoma)
Warren through truss bridge over North Canadian River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - North River Bridge (Warren County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over North River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Porter Creek Bridge (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Porter Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Rooks Creek Bridge (Livingston County, Illinois)
Built in 1928 as a two track. Only one track remains.
Through plate girder bridge over Rooks Creek on Union Pacific Railway
Open

UP - Salt Fork Arkansas River Bridge (Grant County, Oklahoma)
Warren through truss bridge over Salt Fork Arkansas River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #2 (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #8 (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #9 (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - US71 Overpass (Cottonwood County, Minnesota)
Built 1956
Steel stringer bridge over US Hwy. 71 on UPRR
Open to traffic