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UP - East University Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Looking East

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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BH Photo #378569

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over East University Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941;
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway (FDDM)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60050, -93.58247   (decimal degrees)
41°36'02" N, 93°34'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/451460/4605585 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
IA 40930 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 75588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
27,700

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2017: Updated by Andy Winegar: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Railroad"
  • February 11, 2017: Added by Daniel Barnes

Sources 

  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

UP - East University Avenue Overpass
Posted February 12, 2017, by Joel Bader (joenonac [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There used to be three railroad overpasses at that location. I believe the third one was associated with the Chicago Great Western/Northwestern railroad line which ran up to the Berwick area. That line crossed East Euclid Avenue on another overpass (also removed) up to the north. Correct me if I'm wrong.