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UP - Grand Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in April 2012

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BH Photo #229797

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Derailment

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Grand Avenue on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- Ben Cole & Sons Construction Co. of Ames, Iowa (Erection)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02450, -93.62025   (decimal degrees)
42°01'28" N, 93°37'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448651/4652681 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames East
Inventory numbers
IA 48970 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49291 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 14, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
  • April 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: added builder
  • February 17, 2012: New video from Luke Harden
  • August 23, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden
  • August 5, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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