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Chetek Narrows Bridge

Photos 

Chetek Narrows Bridge

Photo submitted by Karen Rowan

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

View this photo at chetekalert.com

BH Photo #491815

Description 

Substructure problems occurred almost from the onset and by 1912 had caused the piers to sink and the superstructure to buckle. The rebuild was paid for by local and state funds, which would imply that the builder wasn't responsible.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chetek & Pokegama Lake Connector on County Trunk D
Location
Chetek, Barron County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1910; rebuilt 1912; replaced 1954
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
(4)6-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses.
Also called
County Trunk D-Chetek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.32535, -91.63277   (decimal degrees)
45°19'31" N, 91°37'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/607146/5020002 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92296 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 7, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 7, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder, changed and added other info.
  • March 3, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • March 3, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com