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CSX - Plum Springs Loop Overpass

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Photo taken by Mike Page in February 2010

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BH Photo #190199

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Description 

This crossing was a wood stringer on Kentucky whitestone abutments when this route was the Dixie Highway, later US-31W. The L&N Railroad elevated it's tracks 9-11 feet along most of it's route in 1926. The current steel stringer was placed atop concrete elevations on top the original abutments.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Plum Springs Loop on CSX Railroad
Location
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced Wood Stringer when tracks were elevated in 1926
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 27.6 ft.
Total length: 29.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.01139, -86.39000   (decimal degrees)
37°00'41" N, 86°23'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/554267/4096309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green North
Inventory number
BH 47282 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2010: Added by Mike Page

Sources 

  • Mike Page