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PNWR - St. Joseph Undercrossing

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PNWR - St. Joseph Undercrossing

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Photo taken by Mike Goff in April 2019

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BH Photo #446084

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Description 

The original St. Joseph Undercrossing was constructed in 1921 as a single span railroad over crossing consisting of steel girders. In the early 1950's as traffic demands created the need to widen the Pacific Highway the bridge had to be lengthened.

In 1953 the bridge was expanded to two spans and was raised approximately 1.5-feet. The original abutment is still in use on the west end. The bridge features 1950's design standards such as the steel "picket fence" railing with concrete posts.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over OR 99W on Portland & Western Railroad
Location
St. Joseph, Yamhill County, Oregon
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921, Lengthened and raised 1953.
Builder
- Glenn S. Paxson of Salem, Oregon (Bridge Engineer)
Railroad
- Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.3 ft.
Total length: 69.0 ft.
Deck width: 34.5 ft.
Also called
St. Joe Undercrossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.23893, -123.14769   (decimal degrees)
45°14'20" N, 123°08'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/488408/5009503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McMinnville
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
15,900
Inventory numbers
OR 00707A (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 71428 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 1998)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2019: New photo from Mike Goff
  • March 19, 2016: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com