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Marquette-Prairie Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Roger W

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #331302

Map 

Video 

The old bridge

Video posted by Don Morrison

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Facts 

Overview
Lost suspension bridge over Mississippi River on US 18
Location
Marquette, Crawford County, Wisconsin, and Clayton County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1932; Replaced 1974
Builder
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 3,729.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Also called
Prairie Du Chien Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04854, -91.16700   (decimal degrees)
43°02'55" N, 91°10'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/649289/4767835 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prairie du Chien
Inventory number
BH 52654 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • September 8, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 3, 2012: New video from Don Morrison
  • November 29, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Changed the coordinates from the current bridge to where the suspension bridge was
  • June 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Praire Du Chien, Wisconsin"

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Comments 

Marquette-Prairie Bridge
Posted November 29, 2012, by Don Morrison

Fascinating how you can still see what was then the causeway(s) between the two spans of this bridge in Bing Bird's eye view. You can imagine the bridge being there.

I wonder if it was one causeway and the river cut through it, or if there was a small bridge in between. Perhaps the bridge was raised above the causeways on piers. The current crossing has a causeway in between two bridges.

I'll have to get a boat and go investigate.