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Adams Avenue Overpass

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Adams Ave Overpass Temple Texas

The Adams Avenue railroad overpass was built in 1939.

Photo taken by Larry D. Moore in May 2016

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

The Adams Avenue Overpass is a good example of a railroad overpass constructed by the Texas Highway Department. It is designed with a 13-degree right forward skew with the interior bents arranged at skew angles to the roadway.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over multiple railroad tracks on Adams Avenue/SH 53 Westbound
Location
Temple, Bell County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1939 by the Austin Bridge Company under a federal aid grade crossing program.
Builders
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
- Texas Highway Department
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.5 ft.
Total length: 285.0 ft.
Deck width: 56.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.09996, -97.34913   (decimal degrees)
31°05'60" N, 97°20'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/657447/3441851 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
745 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 72180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2016: Added by Larry D. Moore

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