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Junction Avenue Railroad Bridges

Junction Avenue Railroad Bridges

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 29, 2022

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern and Canadian National) Over Junction Avenue
Location
Detroit: Wayne County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder,
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1907 By Builder/Contractor: Pennsylvania Steel Company of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
61.0 Feet (18.6 Meters)
Structure Length
87.0 Feet (26.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
824180800850X03

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Original a unique group of five different plate girder overpasses crossing the road at different angles, now this slightly less unique group of bridges includes one modern, non-historic overpass. The northernmost of the five bridges is the one that was replaced. The bridges vary in width, skew, and design details, while also sharing the same general overall design and span configuration.

The National Bridge Inventory link on this page offers listings for all five bridges, ordered in the PDF file from north to south (thus, starting with the replaced bridge, the 2010 NBI sheet showing data for the original historic bridge at that location). Only one of these five bridges has a builder plaque, and that is the fourth bridge from the north which incidentally no longer carries trains and appears to be used by the railroad as a maintenance access. The bridge with the plaque was used to fill out the bridge dimensions shown above; note that the bridges vary in length largely due to the skew at which they cross the road.

This group of bridges is both notable as an unusual group of bridges, but individually they also are representative examples of traditional through plate girder grade separations.

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