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UP - WI26/60 Overpass

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South Face

This is a short stretch of highway (about a mile) that carries Wisconsin Highways 26 and 60 concurrently. Westbound 60 turns south, about a quarter mile north of the bridge, then turns west about three quarters of a mile south of the bridge. It is, therefore, a very busy stretch of highway and has been for a very long time. The highway is very narrow below the bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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BH Photo #181579

Map 

Description 

This bridge is designed and built as a pony plate girder, but the excessive ballast fill makes it appear as a deck plate girder.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Wis 26/Wis 60 on Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Location
Dodge County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1911
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 52.8 ft.
Total length: 53.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.33892, -88.73807   (decimal degrees)
43°20'20" N, 88°44'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/359112/4799919 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clyman
Inventory number
BH 46440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
5,065

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has been Removed
  • October 1, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected bridge type
  • October 7, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

UP - WI26/60 Overpass
Posted February 23, 2015, by Eric (eswart79 [at] gmail [dot] com)

With the reconstruction of Hwy 26 to 4 lanes through this area the highway is being built to go over the top of the railroad. I'm not sure if the bridge stays and gets buried or not but at the end of the day this bridge in it's current purpose ceases/will cease to exist.