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CB&Q - Wisconsin River Bridge (Old)

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Crawford County, Wisconsin, and Grant County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1886; Replaced 1908
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.00007, -91.13121   (decimal degrees)
43°00'00" N, 91°07'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/652323/4762517 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71757 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build & loss dates
  • January 28, 2017: Updated by Robert Thompson: Removed "replaced by newer bridge", as the existing span was twinned. The existing span appears to be intact.

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CB&Q - Wisconsin River Bridge (Old)
Posted January 28, 2017, by Robert Thompson

This is a double span, with the original span upstream and the newer span downstream. It appears that the upstream span still has the swing span that allowed navigation upstream on the Wisconsin River; the newer span does not.

I am hoping to do a kayak run out to this bridge for a few pictures next summer.