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Chippewa River Bridge


Aerial View To Northwest. Subject Bridge And Its Setting

Photo taken by John N. Vogel, May 1993, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #119616


Lost Parker through truss bridge over Chippewa River on STH 35
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, and Pepin County, Wisconsin
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1933 by Worden-Allen Co.; Replaced 1994
- Worden-Allen Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Seven span, riveted Parker through truss. It was the longest multiple span Parker truss in Wisconsin.
Length of largest span: 177.0 ft.
Total length: 1,242.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.43611, -92.07250   (decimal degrees)
44°26'10" N, 92°04'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/573814/4920730 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wabasha North
Inventory number
BH 37049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • August 3, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-69 - Chippewa River Bridge, Spanning Chippewa River at State Highway 35, Nelson vicinity, Buffalo County, WI
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com


Chippewa River Bridge
Posted January 17, 2022, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Why did this have a Street View for the replacement UCEB for 11 years and change? O_o

Chippewa River Bridge
Posted January 17, 2022, by AJ

My grandfather, father, and I were some of the last people to use this bridge in 1994. We crossed it in the morning on our way to Wabasha, MN, and by time we came home, the new bridge was open.