Rating:
1 vote

KCS - Washington Street Overpass

Photo 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in March 2012

Enlarge

BH Photo #226713

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Masonry tunnel under Washington Street on Midsouth Railroad (now Kansas City Southern RR) in Vicksburg
Location
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Railroads
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
- Midsouth Railroad (MSRC)
Design
Brick arch
Dimensions
Span length: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 29.9 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Also called
MSRC - Washington Street Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.34418, -90.88357   (decimal degrees)
32°20'39" N, 90°53'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/699177/3580555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vicksburg West
Inventory number
BH 41863 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 58.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
8,250

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 25, 2009: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

Comments 

Midsouth Railroad (now Kansas City Southern RR) Bridge
Posted December 3, 2014, by Laura Hyde (laura [at] dplot [dot] com)

My mom called this the Hobo Bridge. Hoboes caught the slow-moving train in the tunnel in the 1930's.