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WSOR - Wisconsin River Back Channel Bridge

Photo 

Bridge is in the background

Photo taken by Lance

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #241682

Map 

Description 

Built 1888 as an approach span to Omaha Bridge #15 in St. Paul, relocated here in 1915

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Railroad
Location
Sauk City, Dane County, Wisconsin
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1888 in St. Paul, Minnesota; Relocated Here in 1915
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Wisconsin & Calumet Railroad (WICT)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
WICT - Wisconsin River Back Channel Bridge
MILW - Wisconsin River Back Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.26365, -89.72420   (decimal degrees)
43°15'49" N, 89°43'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/278901/4793697 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sauk City
Inventory number
BH 54069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date
  • July 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is a pratt through truss
  • October 21, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Wisconsin River Back Channel Bridge
Posted November 17, 2012, by Robert Thompson

The Back Channel Bridge is in the far, far background. That's the main channel Swing Bridge ( http://bridgehunter.com/wi/sauk/bh46753/ ) in the foreground.