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Monroe Avenue Railroad Overpass South

   


Monroe Avenue Railroad Overpass South

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 7, 2006
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Grand Rapids Eastern) Over Monroe Avenue
Location
Grand Rapids: Kent County, Michigan
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
33.8 Feet (10.3 Meters)
Structure Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
414278400515X01

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Bridge Documentation

This Bridge No Longer Exists!

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This bridge was demolished with no replacement!

This bridge was near the Monroe Avenue Railroad Overpass North.

This bridge is a bit less standard looking that the north overpass in this area. Like the north overpass, the bridge has three spans, one being the main through girder span, the other two being one approach girder span at each end. Modest decoration is present on this bridge in the form of curved brackets on either side of the bents at the bearing point of the girders. The bridge is supported by steel bents that are composed of built-up beams, which have lattice on them. The bridge sits on concrete abutments. This bridge is not skewed, or is skewed very little, compared to its northern partner.

Keith Dersham contacted HistoricBridges.org and provided some history about this bridge. It was actually owned originally by the Grand Rapids Terminal Railway, until Grand Trunk Western actually ended up taking over all that.

This railroad line is abandoned, and the bridge was demolished with no replacement.

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