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UP - US 69 Overpass

Photos 

East Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in May 2014

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BH Photo #288984

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over US 69 on UPRR
Location
Tyler, Smith County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Builders
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
- Austin Road Co. of Dallas, Texas [also known as Austin Bridge Co.]
- Texas Highway Department
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
Railroads
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Also called
Glenwood Boulevard Underpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.34528, -95.31444   (decimal degrees)
32°20'43" N, 95°18'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/282186/3581062 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tyler South
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 102120024506027 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 56388 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2019: Updated by Larry D. Moore: Added information off plaque on bridge
  • April 2, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 23, 2014: New photo from David Backlin
  • May 28, 2013: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Larry D. Moore
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

UP - US 69 Overpass
Posted September 8, 2019, by Billy Donovan (eagle84usa [at] gmail [dot] com)

This was State Highway 64 in 1939. The contract for the underpass was awarded by the State Highway Commission, Minute Order# 16172, Project# FAGM-423-I, on 4/3/1939 to Austin Bridge Co & Austin Road Co for $80,376.86.

A change was authorized in Minute Order# 16705 providing for substitution of concrete sidewalks for the asphaltic concrete sidewalk shown by plans, estimated increase in cost $2,772.28.

Completion of bridge was 11/29/1939; Minute Order# 16956.