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Poplar Street Railroad Overpass

Photo 

Photo From Historic Bridge Inventory, Photo Date: September 2007

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BH Photo #350784

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Description 

Per Historic Bridge Inventory: Macon Railroad Industrial HD (1987); Contributing. Architectonic bridge important for aesthetics and in association with Union Station. Built as part of the development of the 1916 Terminal Station designed by architect Alfred Fellheimer, the overpass carries the tracks over a local street at one end of the station. It is a contributing resource to the Macon Railroad Industrial Historic District that was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The 4-span, 80' long slab bridge is quite wide with air shafts separating pairs of tracks. It is richly detailed in the Neoclassical taste to complement the adjacent 1916 Terminal Station. The sidewalk spans have an arched opening, and the spandrel walls are channeled. The trabeated roadway openings have a pedimented parapet that is detailed like voussoirs. Cartouches also accent the fascias.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad on CR-289 Lower Poplar Street
Location
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to a designated historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.83197, -83.62466   (decimal degrees)
32°49'55" N, 83°37'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/254315/3635711 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
GA 02150320 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 71577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
1,560

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2016: Added by Nathan Holth