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CN - Chippewa River Trestle

Photos 

West Face and Railing

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009

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BH Photo #142786

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Chippewa River on Canadian National Railway (formerly Soo Line Railroad, Wisconsin Central Ltd.) in Chippewa Falls
Location
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917 with Concrete arches and 5 Deck Plate Girder main spans, rebuilt 1998 with 5 new DPG main spans.
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.0 ft.
Total length: 780.0 ft.
Also called
Soo Line - Chippewa River Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.92916, -91.40163   (decimal degrees)
44°55'45" N, 91°24'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626131/4976323 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chippewa Falls
Inventory number
BH 43025 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 17, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • July 16, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • PDM Bridges - A page discussing the rebuilt of the bridge in 1998
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CN - Chippewa River Trestle
Posted January 3, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yeah, they were a warren deck truss type. Still stumped as to why they would replace such heavy and newer trusses in 1998.

CN - Chippewa River Trestle
Posted January 3, 2016, by Charles Kuehn

If I recall, before the 1998 rebuild, at least the main spans of this structure were of deck truss type.