Vicksburg National Military Park Roads & Bridges, Melan Arch Bridges, Spanning various tributaries at Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS
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Spanning various tributaries at Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg vicinity, MS
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MS-14-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N481).
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Significance: The nine Melan arch viaducts on Union Avenue were an integral part of the overall tour route through Vicksburg National Military Park, providing visitors safe and easy access to points of interest, uniformity and continuity in the park landscape. Bridge No. 8, spanning the Illinois Central Railroad, was removed in the 1960s, leaving eight of the original nine bridges.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Young, William T.
Seale, George, Delineator
Jones, Courtney, Historian
Winschel, Terrence J., Historian
Faust, William, Photographer
Kirkalie, J. R., Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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