UP - Hudson Swing Bridge
Hudson Swing Bridge
Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2014
BH Photo #280468
Hudson, WI - UP Hudson St Croix River Swing Bridge
Drone video looking East.
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Replaced the rickety 1881 swing bridge, which had a large quadruple intersection lattice through truss swing span with another quadrangular through truss approach and 10 pony through trusses. The 1872 bridge was 3,100' long with a 319' through truss swing span and a 136' Howe Through Truss span, with the remainder being trestle.
This bridge is strengthened and electrified in 1963
Overview Pratt through truss bridge over St. Croix River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location Lakeland, Washington County, Minnesota, and St. Croix County, Wisconsin Status Open to traffic
History Opened 1913, replacing 1881 and 1872 bridges
Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 314.0 ft.
Total length: 568.0 ft.
Also called UP - St. Croix River Bridge
Union Pacific Swing Bridge Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.97999, -92.77018 (decimal degrees) 44°58'48" N, 92°46'13" W (degrees°minutes'seconds") Approximate UTM coordinates 15/518119/4980753 (zone/easting/northing) Quadrangle map:
Hudson Inventory number BH 53764
(Bridgehunter.com ID) Update Log
November 11, 2021: New video from Mark Boettcher
September 24, 2020: New photos from Mark Boettcher
July 19, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
July 18, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
February 26, 2015: New photo from John Marvig
March 26, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
November 4, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added historical information
October 3, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
October 3, 2012: Added by John Marvig
John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com Douglas Butler