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Rice Avenue Bridge

Photo 

Rice Ave. Bridge

Looking north

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

BH Photo #200983

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Pedestrians and bicyclists only - no longer used for vehicles. The bridge stands 50 feet above the ravine.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Pike Creek on Rice Avenue
Location
Beyfield, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1912. Closed to vehicular traffic in 1967 and to pedestrians in 1983. Restored in 1984 for pedestrian use. Additional rehabilitation in 2006.
Builder
- Wausau Iron Works of Wausau, Wisconsin
Design
Lightly-built steel arch-shaped truss.
Dimensions
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Bayfield Historic District
Also called
Old Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.81356, -90.81726   (decimal degrees)
46°48'49" N, 90°49'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/666518/5186758 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bayfield
Elevation
700 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2014: Updated by Ralph Demars: Updated Status; Before I had added the street view, I thought it was open to cars!
  • March 4, 2012: Updated by Robert Thompson: Typo fixed.
  • December 28, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added dates, builder, NRHP listing, local name.
  • June 12, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

Comments 

Rice Avenue Bridge
Posted July 22, 2014, by Ralph Demars (rdemars1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Update is ment in no way to ridicule Robert Thompson.