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Rock River Pedestrian Bridge

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View of bridge from the west

Photo taken by Matt Lohry

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BH Photo #269066

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Description 

I happened upon this beautiful pedestrian bridge while on a site visit for work a few days ago. I'm not sure how old the bridge is, but it has many features that indicate that it is historic. The upper chords are built-up with double back-to-back angles and flat steel over the top, and they are riveted together. The lower chords are rolled C-channel. Diagonals are back-to-back angles. All joints are either riveted or bolted with square bolts and nuts, and all appear to be original. The deck is wood, and the railings are pipe railings with dog fence wire covering them. They are only waist-high. I don't know the build date, as both builder plaques have been removed. This bridge is beautiful, and is in excellent condition. It is a nice centerpiece for the town of Mayville.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Pedestrian Path
Location
Mayville, Dodge County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.49811, -88.54368   (decimal degrees)
43°29'53" N, 88°32'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/375197/4817289 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mayville South
Inventory number
BH 58518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 23, 2013: Added by Matt Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry
  • Luke

Comments 

Rock River Pedestrian Bridge
Posted November 20, 2013, by Anonymous

I believe that this bridge may have been relocated to this site from county highway Y, where Y crosses the Rock River near Wool Rd, on the north side of Mayville. Prior to construction of the new bridge over the Rock River on Y, stone abutments from a previous structure were visible on both sides of the river, orienting the bridge more North/South instead of Northwest along the current alignment of highway Y. Just speculation, but it makes sense in my mind.