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Amtrak - St. Joseph River Bridge

Photos 

South side Oblique

Photo taken by Brent Tindall in June 2012

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BH Photo #234188

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Amtrak in Niles
Location
Niles, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Builders
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Railroad
- Amtrak (AMTK)
Design
Warren deck truss with sub-panels
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 640.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83517, -86.25993   (decimal degrees)
41°50'07" N, 86°15'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/561449/4631739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niles West
Inventory numbers
MINBI 11111052000X010 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2010 and before)
MINEW 00879 (Michigan bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory 2011 and later)
BH 19972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
9,561

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2013: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • December 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date & builder.
  • June 28, 2012: New photos from Brent Tindall

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