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Big Beaver Road Railroad Overpass

Big Beaver Road Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian National) Over Big Beaver Road
Location
Birmingham: Oakland County, Michigan: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Passing over Big Beaver Road, this bridge separates the railroad grade from one of the busier roads in the area. This historic bridge is a the rail-over-road version example of grade separations that were built as part of the giant railroad realignment project discussed on the Derby Street Bridge page. This bridge, like Derby Street, was most likely built around 1930. The rail-over-road bridges that were built look quite different from the road-over-rail bridges. The supports on the Big Beaver Overpass have an attractive arch shape to them. The railings have outlined rectangle shapes on the panels, and inset rectangles on the guardrail posts and on the beams. The railings are un-detailed and plain on the inside (railroad grade side). This bridge is skewed, a fact that is quite apparent as one drives under the bridge.

Be sure to check the photo gallery for photos of a train on this bridge.

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