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C&NW - Wedges Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Charles Kuehn, May 2001

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BH Photo #344372

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned double Pratt pony truss bridge over Wedges Creek on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Location
Clark County, Wisconsin
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
Design
Double Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.51559, -90.71277   (decimal degrees)
44°30'56" N, 90°42'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/681782/4931685 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Inventory number
BH 62297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 28, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • December 27, 2015: New photo from Charles Kuehn
  • December 23, 2015: New photos from Charles Kuehn
  • August 5, 2014: New Street View added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Charles Kuehn

Comments 

C&NW - Wedges Creek Bridge
Posted May 15, 2019, by John Marvig

My recent research failed to find information on this bridge. However, the one other double truss along the Omaha Road route is of identical length and was confirmed to have been built out of recycled trusses of the 1881 bridge at Hudson, Wisconsin. I suspect it may be a similar situation here.

C&NW - Wedges Creek Bridge
Posted May 15, 2019, by Daniel Reshel (lresh [at] tds [dot] net)

I just saw this Bridge yesterday while looking for The Town of Columbia, WI. On one of the main Roads into Columbia, WI there is a Railroad Grade that goes into the abandoned Town of Sidney, WI very close to Neillsville, WI. The Grade comes up to the old Highway 10 (Now County Trunk B). And there used to be a overpass over Old Highway 10 (Now County Trunk B). That Grade goes all the way to the Railroad Bridge across Wedges Creek.

C&NW - Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've seen both names used. Feel free to change the name/feature crossed.

-John

C&NW - Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted January 3, 2016, by Charles Kuehn (ckuehncnwhs [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Pretty sure the name of the waterway here is "Wedge's Creek."