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NSSR - 32nd Avenue Overpass

Description 

This bridge most likely was very similar to the 36th Avenue bridge, which carries the same railroad over a street four blocks away. This bridge's replacement date was very recent, as the bridge that is currently in place looks new.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over MN 699 (32nd Avenue E) on SL&LC Railroad in Duluth
Location
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by steel stringer bridge
History
Built 1920; Replaced 2006
Railroad
- North Shore Scenic Railroad (NSSR)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Span length: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.81523, -92.05424   (decimal degrees)
46°48'55" N, 92°03'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/572149/5185065 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Duluth
Average daily traffic (as of 1985)
1,527
Inventory numbers
MN L6131 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20597 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 1999)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "North Shore Scenic Railroad", "Railroad"
  • May 10, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge status and location

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry