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CNW - De Pere Swing Bridge

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De Pere Swing Bridge

Overview of main spans

Photo Contributed by C&NWHS via John Marvig

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BH Photo #312750

Map 

Description 

Bridge consisted of (from west to east/north):

24' Deck Girder 1-120' Pratt Through Truss 6-72' Howe Pony Truss (1892) 5 Span Deck Girder (1892) 2-67', 1-81' Howe Pony Truss (1892) 2-122', 1-96' Quadrangular Through Truss (1902-From Linn County IA) 1-173' Swing Bridge (1904) 1-72' Pony Through Truss (1892) 64' Deck Girder

an additional spur, coming into the bridge at the west-most deck girder

13 Span Pile Bridge (1905) 6-72' Howe Pony Truss (1892) 2-38' Deck Girder

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Fox River on Former Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Location
De Pere, Brown County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Pony Trusses Built 1892, Through Trusses Brought in 1902, Swing Span Built 1904
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 173.0 ft.
Total length: 1,596.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.44937, -88.06502   (decimal degrees)
44°26'58" N, 88°03'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/415260/4922337 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2016: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • January 9, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 7, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Railroad"

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Comments 

CNW - De Pere Swing Bridge
Posted August 27, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Love to see that there are some remains! Thanks Robert!