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CSX - Mehring Way Overpass

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Coal train passing over main span

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in July 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Description 

This unusual truss appears to be a Warren configuration and is subdivided, with two center supports. It is skewed by about 65 degrees. The track is slightly curved, but the bridge is straight. This bridge and the lengthy approach spans were originally double track, but only one track remains.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mehring Street on CSX Transportation
Location
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Heavily skewed Warren through truss with sub-panels and center supports. Lengthy deck girder approaches on both ends.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 285.0 ft.
Total length: 4,040.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Skew angle
65 degrees
Also called
Mehring Street Bridge
CSX/NS Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09770, -84.53212   (decimal degrees)
39°05'52" N, 84°31'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/713417/4330517 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Covington
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3161153 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1965)
1,500

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Extensive revisions - location, dimensions, descriptions

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