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UP - 135th Street Overpass

Photos 

UP 135th Street Overpass

West Face

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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BH Photo #258096

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by ICC Valuation Summary Report, courtesy Doug Harding collection.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over 135th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Mahaska County, Iowa
Status
Open to railroad traffic above, road cut off from passing through the arch.
History
Built 1901
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.45889, -92.64651   (decimal degrees)
41°27'32" N, 92°38'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/529521/4589760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Sharon
Inventory numbers
IA 362740 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 56859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from ICC records
  • September 13, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 2, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • July 2, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 29, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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