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Danforth Street Overpass

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Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Railroad (ST) on Danforth Street, Portland, Maine
Location
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939; rehabilitated 2005
Railroads
- Guilford Rail System (GRS)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.64333, -70.27694   (decimal degrees)
43°38'36" N, 70°16'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/397010/4833052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
50
Inventory numbers
ME 3525 (Maine bridge number)
BH 52521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 11, 2013: Updated by Brian bartlett: Added to overview
  • July 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is doomed
  • May 24, 2012: Added by Nathan Holth

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Danforth Street Bridge
Posted July 6, 2013, by Mike

This is now known as the Cassidy Point Bridge, and MDOT is going to remove it and replace it with an at-grade railroad crossing. The reason for removal is so that double-stacked intermodal shipping containers can be transported by rail out of the International Marine Terminal, and raising the height of the bridge (or building a new bridge with adequate clearance) would not be cost effective.