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UP - Jatco Drive Overpass

Photo 

UP Jatco Drive Bridge

Some pretty aggressive no trespassing signs was all I needed to keep from getting up close

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2014

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BH Photo #285603

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Description 

Bridge crosses a road which was part of the Janesville General Motors Assembly Plant

Facts 

Overview
Steel Stringer bridge over Jatco Drive on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Wisconsin, Rock County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Interurban
- Rockford & Interurban Railway (R&I)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65788, -89.01979   (decimal degrees)
42°39'28" N, 89°01'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/334456/4724801 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Janesville West
Inventory number
BH 61328 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added information per forum comment by Tim Thompson
  • June 16, 2014: New photo from John Marvig
  • June 12, 2014: Added by John Marvig

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UP - Jatco Drive Overpass
Posted February 20, 2016, by Tim Thompson (greenautos [at] inbox [dot] com)

The Rockford and Interurban crossed under the UP tracks until 1930. At some point after that it was converted to an access to the JATCO lot on the other side.