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Sterk Road Bridge



Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Sterk Road
Columbia County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1930
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 150.6 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.59818, -89.07719   (decimal degrees)
43°35'53" N, 89°04'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/332341/4829341 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 72043 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 30, 2016: Added by James Baughn


Sterk Road Bridge
Posted November 5, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Sandra:

I am not terribly familiar with Wisconsin Bridges, but I would suggest starting with the County Engineer or County Comissioners. These individuals are usually the ones who oversee maintenance and replacement of bridges. There is a slight possibility that this bridge might be owned by the railroad, but the county officials could tell you for certain.

This website advocates for the preservation of historic bridges, but with rare exceptions, us contributors do not own or maintain any bridges. Hope this helps.


Sterk Road Bridge, Columbia County WI
Posted November 5, 2016, by Sandra Schultz (sologal66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hello, This bridge located in Columbia County, WI, is my interest. I want more information as to when it will be replaced.

It is unsafe and worsens every season. I am making contact to the railroad and county safety board to get sooner action. Has any interest been given to restoring the bridge?

Can you provide me with any newer information or concerns.

I hate to see it removed but safety is the priority concern.

Sandra 920-210-5617 local resident