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BNSF Superior Iron Ore Conveyor Bridge

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Conveyor crossing 39th Avenue

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in June 2018

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BH Photo #520501

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Description 

Aerial conveyor belt carrying taconite iron ore from BNSF rail terminal to be loaded onto ships. Replaced bridge that carried trains to dockside. Crosses 2nd Street (US 2, US 53), 39th Ave, Osaugie Trail (former Northern Pacific RR, now rail-to-trail), Itasca Street. It is covered to prevent taconite dust from contaminating nearby homes and businesses.

(Owned by BNSF Railway, but does not carry railroad trains.)

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over 2nd Street (US 2, US 53), 39th Ave, Osaugie Trail, Itasca Street in Superior on taconite conveyor belt
Location
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to conveyor belt and its maintenance personnel
History
Built 1966
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Enclosed conveyor belt
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.68878, -92.02465   (decimal degrees)
46°41'20" N, 92°01'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/574580/5171042 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 96764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2022: Added by Roger Deschner

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