Rating:
3 votes

Duck Creek Road Bridge

Photos 

Elevation view from the west

Frozen creek makes for easy access to the side and underneath

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in January 2013

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BH Photo #247344

Map 

Description 

I was doing a transmission line inspection and had to walk down an abandoned road (which is now a public snowmobile trail) and found this bridge. The builder plaques are gone, but it appears to have been built sometime in the early to mid twenties, maybe...the bridge has surface rust, but appears to be in very stable condition. It's nice that this road was abandoned before this bridge's number for replacement came up--it should be here for a long time to come! Ironically, the rail bridge next to it is fairly new...

Facts 

Overview
Riveted/bolted Warren pony truss
Location
Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin
Status
Open for trail usage
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.50450, -89.41541   (decimal degrees)
43°30'16" N, 89°24'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/304739/4819674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portage
Inventory number
BH 55315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Open to Snowmobiles"
  • January 25, 2013: Added by Matt Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Duck Creek Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2018, by Ethan

Hey man, I never said it was a GOOD idea. There are just some cool spots along the road that I thought would make good photos. I realize the road isn't really supposed to be driven. It would be a pain in the ass to get over that bridge anyway, the re bar is literally poking out of the concrete.

Duck Creek Road Bridge
Posted March 21, 2018, by Anonymous

It's not open to cars, so...

Duck Creek Road Bridge
Posted March 21, 2018, by Ethan (ethanaaheitz [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yo that bridge is falling apart, kinda dangerous, but pretty cool. That is so interesting that it was built in the 20's. Either way, hopefully I can get my car over that bridge safely so I can get the photo op I've been dying to get. Probably not though, that bridge seriously needs work, my friend who lives near it is just waiting for it to fall into the creek. Also I should point out it is presently vandalized to hell, some hicks from my class in high school drove their trucks out there to spray paint the living crap out of it. Either way, cool road, cool bridge, seems like a good place to drive on pavement with non-road legal vehicles if you feel like cruising on a minibike or something.