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Chippewa River Bridge

Photo 

Facing North

Photo taken by Max Koehn in April 2015

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BH Photo #321147

Map 

Description 

This bridge is a very unique 4-span Warren pony truss bridge with verticals, and what makes this bridge different is the fact that the two west spans are continuously connected, and the two east spans are also, and each of these "span-sets" are simply connected (independently pier-mounted) at the center pier. The bridge has a very high sufficiency rating for a truss bridge and appears to be in excellent condition, which (hopefully) equates to this bridge remaining in existence for many more years to come.

Facts 

Overview
Continuous Warren pony truss bridge over Chippewa River on CTH M
Location
Holcombe, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1950
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 797.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.22760, -91.12100   (decimal degrees)
45°13'39" N, 91°07'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/647506/5009951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Holcombe
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,028
Inventory number
BH 34694 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 5, 2015: New photo from Max Koehn
  • September 3, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type and added description paragraph.
  • May 29, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Matt Lohry
  • Max Koehn - mkoehn45 [at] gmail [dot] com