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BNSF - Coon Rapids Blvd Extension Overpass

Photo 

Photo taken by Matthew Lohry in May 2010

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BH Photo #164153

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Description 

This bridge is a steel stringer bridge encased in concrete, and is nearly identical to the double set of railroad bridges directly to its west. These bridges, and highway bridge #4575 (pedestrian trail), were all built at the same time in 1926. This bridge's condition is much worse than the other two, with serious spalling and deterioration in many areas. Like its twin counterparts, this bridge is very heavily used by the railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Coon Rapids Blvd Extension on BNSF RR (to Duluth)
Location
Coon Rapids, Anoka County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Rapid Transit
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.15178, -93.29298   (decimal degrees)
45°09'06" N, 93°17'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/476969/4999852 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coon Rapids
Inventory number
BH 45167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Northern Pacific Railroad", "Great Northern Railway", "Ballasted Deck"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • May 4, 2010: Added by Matthew Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry