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UP - 6th Street Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in April 2012

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BH Photo #252779

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This structure was built to serve as a flood drainage structure. When Squaw Creek is at flood stage this structure allows floodwaters to escape, thereby taking the pressure off the main creek bridge and the railroad's elevated right-of-way.

Sixth street was constructed underneath the bridge in 1948

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over 6th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 38.1 ft.
Also called
UP - Squaw Creek Overflow Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02814, -93.63214   (decimal degrees)
42°01'41" N, 93°37'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447670/4653094 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames West
Inventory numbers
IA 501500 (Iowa bridge number)
CNW Bridge 564
BH 49399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
6,148

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added original name
  • August 16, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 23, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • April 14, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
  • February 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • September 1, 2011: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 23, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date and description
  • August 22, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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