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Chestnut Street Bridge

Photos 

The East Approach

The bridge is closed to vehicles but is open to pedetrians and bikers. A number of people used the bridge while I was there.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #121760

Map 

Description 

Bridge built using a secondhand railroad double intersection warren pony truss (lattice pony truss) with the end panels removed

Facts 

Overview
Double Intersection Warren Pony truss bridge over Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on Chestnut Street in Lodi
Location
Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicycle traffic
History
Built 1896 using a modified secondhand railroad truss
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Riveted double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.0 ft.
Total length: 97.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.31643, -89.53167   (decimal degrees)
43°18'59" N, 89°31'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/294705/4799067 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lodi
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
2,500
Inventory number
BH 34714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 22, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information, noted relocation
  • September 24, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 6, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Railroad Data
  • December 29, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status
  • August 17, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Chestnut Street Bridge
Posted February 22, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one appears to have been moved here and altered in 1896, including the removal of the outside panels. It appears to be extremely light, even lighter than the confirmed 1883 span that ended up in Washington County. I would expect this one to be late 1870s or early 1880s. Fortunately, I have a blueprint number that I perhaps can track this bridge down with.

This bridge appears to have been similar:

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI59409