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Alaska - Bird Creek Bridge

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Alaska - Bird Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Bird Creek on Railroad
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
Railroad
- Alaska Railroad (Alaska; ARR)
Design
Riveted Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+60.97285, -149.46729   (decimal degrees)
60°58'22" N, 149°28'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
6/366462/6762277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seward D-7 NW
Inventory number
BH 70410 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alaska (199)
Alaska Railroad (30)
Anchorage, Alaska (20)
Built 1950 (606)
Built during 1950s (4,013)
Doomed (1,068)
Have street view (29,166)
Open (41,013)
Owned by railroad (13,566)
Pony truss (17,080)
Pratt pony truss (3,985)
Pratt truss (10,403)
Railroad (16,518)
Truss (35,934)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2022: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 20, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type
  • January 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 5, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • February 8, 2018: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 31, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Alaska - Bird Creek Bridge
Posted April 5, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

DOOMED:

FY19 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program Projects

15 Rural Projects - At least $63.7 million required, up to $127.7 million awarded

Alaska M.P. 86.6 Bird Creek Pony Truss Bridge Replacement Up to $3,871,913

Alaska Railroad Corporation

Replaces a nearly 70-year-old bridge on the Alaska Railroad (ARR) mainline that will allow ARR to operate 286,000-pound (286K) rail cars and double-stack trains.