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WC - St. Croix River High Bridge

Photos 

Old Wisconsin Central Bridge Ruins

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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BH Photo #310778

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Saint Croix River on Former Wisconsin Central Railway
Location
Washington County, Minnesota, and St. Croix County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by the Soo Line High Bridge, just up-stream with a better railroad grade and alignment.
History
Built 1884, Demolished February 1916
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Minneapolis, St. Paul, & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin Central Railway (1897-1954) (WC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 2,340.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.10940, -92.74402   (decimal degrees)
45°06'34" N, 92°44'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/520136/4995135 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Somerset South
Inventory number
BH 65121 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2021: Updated by Martin Johnson: corrected bridge replacement information
  • December 28, 2014: Added by John Marvig

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Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Martin Johnson