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UP - Parkside Drive Overpass

Photos 

Barrel Shot Looking East

This is the entrance to a subdivision that is between the railroad berm and the Rock River. The area was severely flooded in June, 2008.

The bridge is significant as the last known example in the state of the C&NW's standard stone-arch design. Compare it to the oldest extant example of the C&NW standard design, the 1878 Goette Road Bridge in Sauk County.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #120370

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Elgin Avenue on the Union Pacific Railroad in Janesville
Location
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Rock-faced, coursed-ashlar, sandstone bridge with a single, semi-circular arch.
Dimensions
Span length: 16.0 ft.
Total length: 16.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #114
Chicago & Northwestern Railway Bridge No. 114
P-53-734
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.70288, -89.03732   (decimal degrees)
42°42'10" N, 89°02'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/333140/4729833 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Janesville West
Inventory number
BH 34922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 23, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 22, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected Railroad Data
  • August 17, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated GPS and updated bridge data
  • August 8, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com