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Boblink Road Bridge

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The East Approach

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #121752

Map 

Description 

Bridge appears to have been built with a secondhand railroad girder

Facts 

Overview
Through plate Girder bridge over Canadian Pacific Railway, formerly Soo Line, formerly The Milwaukee Road on Bobolink Road in Town of Lowell
Location
Town of Lowell, Dodge County, Wisconsin
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement 2021
History
Built 1920 using a secondhand railroad girder
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.0 ft.
Total length: 152.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #C-108 1/2
MILW Bridge #C-108.5
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.29260, -88.83424   (decimal degrees)
43°17'33" N, 88°50'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/351203/4794941 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reeseville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
31
Inventory number
BH 37222 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information, noted relocation and impending replacement
  • April 20, 2014: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • June 21, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Historical Data
  • August 17, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

Boblink Road Bridge
Posted March 12, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

http://dailydodge.com/federal-funds-awarded-to-wisconsin-dod...

To be replaced in 2020 according to WisDOT information. This one appears to be a recycled and reconstructed railroad girder, likely dating to the 19th century.