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CN - Porler Street Swing Bridge

Photos 

Locked in the open position.

The pier at the left is the original east approach, converted into a fishing pier.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in December 2010

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BH Photo #191027

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Demolition Underway on 19th century Green Bay RR Bridge

News report on bridge demolition

WLUK Fox 11 Green Bay, WI

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River on Abandoned Canadian National Railway
Location
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Fox Valley & Western Ltd. (FVW)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 198.0 ft.
Total length: 725.0 ft.
Also called
CN - Fox River Swing Bridge (Green Bay, Middle)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.50422, -88.02306   (decimal degrees)
44°30'15" N, 88°01'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/418674/4928386 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Green Bay West
Inventory number
BH 47443 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Removed
  • October 4, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 28, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 21, 2014: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • December 8, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 7, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed from preserved as only an apporach has been reused and nothing is reallly stopping the USCG from deciding to remove the bridge.
  • December 28, 2010: Added by Robert Thompson

Sources 

Comments 

CN - Porler Street Swing Bridge
Posted September 21, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The main span should still be there next weekend.

CN - Porler Street Swing Bridge
Posted September 21, 2014, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
CN - Fox River Swing Bridge (Green Bay, Middle)
Posted September 20, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'll try to take a shot at Green Bay and this bridge next week. Hopefully all works out.

CN - Fox River Swing Bridge (Green Bay, Middle)
Posted September 19, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)