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UP - National Avenue Overpass

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Overview Looking Northeast

That's the westbound lane of National Avenue on the right, the cars are continuing south on 84th Street.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2011

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Description 

National Avenue was originally known as the Mukwanago Plank Road, a toll road that ran between Milwaukee and Mukwanago, in Waukesha County. It was renamed for the National Soldiers Home in Wood, Wisconsin, about a mile east of here. It is a very busy thoroughfare that runs northeast-southwest from Milwaukee to Mukwanago and eventually, to Troy and almost to Delavan. When it intersects the heavily used UPRR (formerly C&NW) double-track mainline, National Avenue jogs under the tracks, concurrently with S. 84th Street.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over West National Avenue and 84th Street on UPRR (Formerly CNW)
Location
West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
History
Built 1911
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - National Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01000, -88.01667   (decimal degrees)
43°00'36" N, 88°01'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/417146/4762426 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Wauwatosa
Inventory number
BH 49102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
14,590

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • July 14, 2011: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net