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BNSF - US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Overpass

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge with Art Deco substructure over US 75 on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Location
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Steel stringer with Art Deco substructure
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98754, -95.68767   (decimal degrees)
38°59'15" N, 95°41'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/267211/4318830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wakarusa
Inventory number
BH 45422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,219)
Beam (13,759)
Have street view (24,778)
Kansas (2,914)
Open (38,110)
Owned by railroad (10,907)
Shawnee County, Kansas (71)
Steel stringer (5,409)
Topeka, Kansas (11)
US 75 (43)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview and Design description
  • May 31, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Railroad Underpass
Posted May 31, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a unique railroad underpass. Although I have known about it for many years, I have never seen one exactly like it. I have added some Street View links if anybody would like to evaluate this structure.

For now, I am classifying it as a steel stringer as opposed to a tunnel. Please advise if there is a more appropriate category.