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Alta Vista Overpass

Photos 

Looking west

Photo taken by Carol R Swenson in October 2010

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BH Photo #184164

Map 

Street View 

Essay 

Written by Carol R Swenson

The "railroad bridge" is located at the west end of Sea Street on the edge of Alta Vista, just south of the Co-op elevator. Just east of the bridge, the now paved Sea Street becomes a gravel road heading west to Kansas highway 177. I will always remember the sound of the rumbling, wooden planks as vehicles crossed the one-lane bridge coming in to or leaving town, passing above the Rock Island railroad tracks.

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over Rock Island Railroad on A Avenue at Alta Vista
Location
Alta Vista, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1930
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Also called
Alta Vista Rock Island Bridge
Alta Vista railroad overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86235, -96.49393   (decimal degrees)
38°51'44" N, 96°29'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/717439/4304486 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alta Vista
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
30
Inventory numbers
KS 000990909404565 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 46752 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • October 31, 2010: Essay added by Carol R Swenson

Sources 

  • Carol R Swenson
  • Sheldon Wiens