Wolf River

Wisconsin
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The Wolf River can be divided into two sections:

The Upper Wolf River starts 1700 feet above sea level in Wisconsin's Northern Highlands, dropping in many rapids and waterfalls to 800 feet above sea level at Shawano, Wisconsin. This segment is designated a National Scenic River.

The Lower Wolf River starts at Shawano, Wisconsin and runs a meandering course to Big Lake Butte des Morts, near Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This segment was maintained as part of the navigable Fox-Wisconsin waterway for transporting logs to the sawmills and paper mills of the Lower Fox River. Many relics of this period can still be found; some are included here. By the time a fixed highway bridge at New London rendered much of this river inaccessible, lumber shipments had been taken over by the railroads. The river is still heavily used by recreational boaters.


CN - New London Swing Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Canadian National Railway
Swing Bridge on the Wolf River; rendered `fixed' after this portion of the Wolf River was made non-navigable by the construction of a fixed bridge downstream.

CN - Wolf River Lift Bridge (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Several track upgrades have been completed since the bridge was erected in 1894. Major upgrades to the hydraulic swing machinery were completed in 1987.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

Keshena Falls Bridge (Menominee County, Wisconsin)
Concrete stringer bridge over Wolf River


Keshena Suspension Footbridge (Menominee County, Wisconsin)
Bridge over Wolf River on unnamed footpath
Closed to all traffic

Mountain-Bay Trail - Wolf River Bridge (Shawano County, Wisconsin)
Built 1939
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Mountain-Bay State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

New London Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co, 1933-34; Removed 1990's.
Lost deck truss bridge over Embarrass River and (abandoned) Chicago & Northwestern Railroad on STH 54 in New London
Removed

New London Pearl Street Bridge (Old) (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Replaced Highway Swing Bridge in same location
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Wis. 76 / Business US 45 in New London
Replaced by a new bridge

Newton Blackmour State Trail - Shiocton Rail Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1898, Through Girder added 1913 Replacing a Trestle Approach
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Newton Blackmour State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Shiocton Swing Highway Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wolf River on State Highway 54
Replaced by new bridge

South Branch Little Wolf River Bridge (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1972
Concrete arch bridge over South Branch Little Wolf River on WI 49/WI 161 in Iola
Open to traffic

W Br Wolf River Bridge (Menominee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1957
Steel stringer bridge over W Br Wolf River on Lrd Irr (W Branch
Open to traffic

Wolf River Bascule Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1975
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Wolf River on WI 116 (Main Street) in Winneconne
Open to traffic

Wolf River Bascule Bridge (Approach Spans) (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1989
Girder bridge over Wolf River on WI 116-Main Street in Winneconne
Open to traffic

Wolf River Bridge (Shawano County, Wisconsin)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1965; lost 2011
Through truss bridge over Wolf River on WI 22 in Shawano
This bridge was demolished in June of 2011 and will be replaced by a new bridge in the summer of 2011.

Wolf River Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1949; Replaced 2012
Three-span continuous pony truss bridge over Wolf River on CTH S
Replaced by a new bridge

Wolf River Bridge (Langlade County, Wisconsin)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1967
Through truss bridge over Wolf River on WI 52
Open to traffic

Wolf River Bridge (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Built 1939
Girder bridge over Wolf River on CTH D, Business 45 (Formerly US 45) in New London
Open to traffic

Wolf River Bridge (Menominee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1957; rehabilitated 1979
Steel stringer bridge over Wolf River on Lrd Irr (Town Rd)
Open to traffic