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Union Avenue Bridge #5


Fifth Melan Bridge On Tour Route, Union Avenue Near Park Boundary, Elevation View To The North, Showing Culvert Beyond Park Boundary. (Bridge Has Now Been Replaced With Box Culvert)

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

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313195


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


Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge on Union Avenue
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1904; Replaced by box culvert
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.34652, -90.84943   (decimal degrees)
32°20'47" N, 90°50'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/702385/3580878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vicksburg East
Inventory number
BH 65455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2015: Added by Dave King


  • 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