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CN - Oakland Avenue Overpass

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over U.S. 24 BL (Oakland Avenue) on CN RR
Location
Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Also called
GTW - Oakland Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.66167, -83.32306   (decimal degrees)
42°39'42" N, 83°19'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/309611/4725860 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pontiac North
Inventory numbers
MINEW 07993 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 59736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

CN - Oakland Avenue Overpass
Posted July 23, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Grand Trunk Railroad, for all intents and purposes, has been formally supplanted by its controller Canadian National, a process that appears to have started in December 1991. It's worth reading to try and make sense of everything: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Trunk_Western_Railroad

The bottom line for this line, ultimately, is that CN still operates it today.