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MILW - Reads Landing Pontoon Bridge

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Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Location
Reads Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, and Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed
History
Originally built 1882; Rebuilt 1890 and 1932 due to ice jams destroying portions of the bridge; Approaches destroyed by flooding and bridge removed 1951
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
396' Pontoon
105' Warren pony truss
145' (Total) Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 396.0 ft.
Total length: 646.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.40555, -92.07709   (decimal degrees)
44°24'20" N, 92°04'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/573487/4917332 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65877 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2016: Updated by Luke: Dimensions
  • February 6, 2015: Added by Luke