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Bert Parsons Bridge


Northeast Side, Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Jerry Mathiason, Sept 1994 for HAER

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BH Photo #119727


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fisher River on 240th Avenue in Town of Estella
Town of Estella, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1914; Replaced 1995
6 panel, bolted rigid-connection, Pratt through truss

"The Bert Parsons Bridge is an excellent example of a steel, rigid-connected, Pratt through truss designed by the Wisconsin State Highway Commission. Constructed in 1914, it is one of the first bridges of its type in Wisconsin built according to a standardized state plan. In its design and material, the Bert Parsons Bridge exemplifies a once common bridge type. As one of the few remaining structures of this type, the bridge has been declared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places."
Chad J. Perkins and Charlene K. Roise
Hess, Roise and Company, Minneapolis, MN October 1994 for HAER

Span length: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.19210, -91.12700   (decimal degrees)
45°11'32" N, 91°07'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/647126/5005997 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 37054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-74 - Bert Parsons Bridge, Spanning Fisher River at West Fisher Drive, Cornell vicinity, Chippewa County, WI