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Union Avenue Bridge #7

Photos 

Seventh Melan Bridge On Tour Route, In Southern Area Of Park Near Indiana Encampment, Deck View To The North

Photo taken by William A. II. Faust for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313163

Map 

Description 

The nine Melan arch viaducts on Union Avenue were an integral part of the overall tour route through Vicksburg National Military Park, providing visitors safe and easy access to points of interest, uniformity and continuity in the park landscape. Bridge No. 8, spanning the Illinois Central Railroad, was removed in the 1960s, leaving eight of the original nine bridges.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Small stream on Union Avenue
Location
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Builder
- William T. Young Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.33284, -90.86097   (decimal degrees)
32°19'58" N, 90°51'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/701330/3579339 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vicksburg East
Inventory number
BH 65452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MS-14-A - Vicksburg National Military Park Roads & Bridges, Melan Arch Bridges, Spanning various tributaries at Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS