UP - Bram Street Overpass
Barrel Shot, Looking West
As of September, 2008, the roadway under the arch has been modified to include protected walkways.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2008
BH Photo #124828
Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives
- Stone arch bridge over Bram Street on Union Pacific Railroad
- Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Built 1880, Widened 1898; Roadway work 2008
- - J. Welch
- - Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Rock-faced, coursed ashlar, sandstone semi-circular arch bridge with heavily battered wing walls at the four corners. Springing about 2 feet above grade, the arch rises to a 12' clearance above a 24' span. The bridge is about 37' long and is about 37' wide. It is one of a handful of sandstone arch bridges, built by the C&NW that is extant. It is related to the the Viaduct Road Bridge, also in Dane County, as a contemporary that was built the same way, of the same materials, on the same line from Madison to Elroy.
Span length: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Deck width: 37.0 ft.
- Also called
- C&NW Bridge #230
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.04575, -89.38913 (decimal degrees)
43°02'45" N, 89°23'21" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/305406/4768665 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Madison West
- Inventory number
- BH 34722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 4, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is now state owned
- June 17, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
- June 16, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- January 26, 2011: New Street View added by Eric Hanson
- September 20, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
- August 17, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Data and added GPS coordinates
- J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
- Eric Hanson
- John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com