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Capital City Trail - Yahara River Bridge (N)

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Barrel Shot Looking Northwest

The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River that flows from a source in the north part of Dane County. It feeds the five lakes in the chain that surround Madison. The most famous of the lakes are Menona and Mendota, that are separated by the isthmus that holds the City of Madison. Lake Monona is the site of the plane crash that killed Otis Redding on December 10, 1967. Several vehicle, bicycle/pedestrian and railway bridges cross the Yahara River between Monona and Mendota.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2008

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BH Photo #125006

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Yahara River on Branch of the Capital 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; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.09096, -89.36330   (decimal degrees)
43°05'27" N, 89°21'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/307651/4773626 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison East
Inventory number
BH 37454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 21, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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