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Capital City Trail - Yahara River Bridge (S)

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Oblique View East Side

Madison is both the state capital of Wisconsin and the home of the University of Wisconsin. The city is committed to bicycle ridership, with special bike lanes on thoroufares and a series of state trails on former railroad right-of-ways. The Madison trails connect to other state trails, one connecting Madison to the Hank Aaron State Trail in Milwaukee. In the not-too-distant future, you will be able to bike from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and cross this bridge in the process.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2008

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BH Photo #125002

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Yahara River on Capitol City Trail in Madison
Location
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1904
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.08830, -89.35860   (decimal degrees)
43°05'18" N, 89°21'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/308026/4773320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison East
Inventory number
BH 37453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 9, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 21, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Capital City Trail Yahara Crossing
Posted October 10, 2012, by Carolyn Susor (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I used to live a block away from that bridge. Loved that area!