Badger State Trail - Sugar River Bridge
Looking to the south
Photo taken by Eric Hanson in September 2010
BH Photo #191034
The bridge carried its first train in February of 1888 and had its tracks removed in the fall of 1999 and now serves as part of the Badger State Trail. This bridge was constructed along with a rail line from Madison, Wisconsin to Freeport, Illinois for the Illinois Central Railroad. A portion of the builders plaque still remains and a picture of it is included. There is a wooden deck that was installed to allow for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar River on Badger State Trail
- Belleville, Dane County, Wisconsin
- Open to pedestrians
- Built 1887
- - Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
- - Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Pratt through truss
Span length: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
- Also called
- Belleville Railroad Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.86054, -89.53170 (decimal degrees)
42°51'38" N, 89°31'54" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/293174/4748437 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Land survey
- T. 5 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 34
- 851 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 47444 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 4, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- June 23, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
- December 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
- December 28, 2010: Added by Eric Hanson