Lionel Bridge

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A category for railroad bridges that have had the Lionel name painted on the structure.

Lionel is one of the world's most well-known toy train manufacturers.

Specifically, the fashion of the painting often resembles the style in which "LIONEL" was emblazoned on girder bridges for toy train sets (see here:, which in turn is a reference to many railroads painting their names or logos on highway overpasses in the early- to mid-20th century.

AA - Washington Street Overpass (Washtenaw County, Michigan)
Built 1903
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Washington Street on Ann Arbor Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Lexington Avenue East Overpass (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1913
Girder bridge over Lexington Ave. E. on Csx Transprtation
Open to traffic

DL - Pocono Avenue Overpass (Monroe County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pocono Boulevard on Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad

Ft. Dodge Nature Trail - Lionel Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Soldier Creek on Fort Dodge Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Lionel short extension truss bridge (April Fools) (Union County, Oregon)
Built By Lionel cooperation (prefabricated in China) Used over fake creek On model railroad in Summerville Or Relocated To Imbler Or 2017 To be converted on center pivot swing span in 2017
Truss bridge To Soon to cross fake waterway as swing span on O gauge railroad
In storage or disassembled

UP - Lionel Bridge (San Luis Obispo County, California)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Monterey Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic