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Amherst Junction Viaduct

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The West Face

This is a massive structure but it is also difficult to shoot. The east face is completely hidden by foliage and I hope I can get back during the winter or spring to shoot it when the leaves are gone. From here, this line curves to the south and goes through Amherst on the Wilson Street, Lincoln Street and Main Street Bridges. (In that order.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009

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BH Photo #144102

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Facts 

Overview
Viaduct over single track of Canadian National Railway on 2nd Street (plus single track of former Green Bay and Western Railroad) in Amherst Junction
Location
Amherst Junction, Portage County, Wisconsin
History
Built 1908
Design
Concrete slab viaduct
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.6 ft.
Total length: 27.6 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.46917, -89.31250   (decimal degrees)
44°28'09" N, 89°18'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/316063/4926585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Amherst
Inventory number
BH 38972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 59.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,268

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2009: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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