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Poplar Grove Road Bridge

Photos 

Distant View To North Northwest. Subject Bridge And Its Setting

This bridge seems to be of a rather standard design used by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. Several extant examples of pony truss bridges, built by the C&NW, are located in Iowa.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #119067

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Union Pacific RR on Poplar Grove Road in Town of Lebanon
Location
Lebanon, Dodge County, Wisconsin
History
Built 1883; Subsequent work 1910; Replaced 1996
Builder
- Alden & Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 176.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.24889, -88.59580   (decimal degrees)
43°14'56" N, 88°35'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/370454/4789690 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ixonia
Inventory number
BH 37004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected City
  • July 3, 2011: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • July 31, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-98 - Poplar Grove Road Bridge, Spanning Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Lebanon vicinity, Dodge County, WI
  • Luke

Comments 

Poplar Grove Road Bridge
Posted July 31, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

You probably don't want to try to find this bridge using the GPS coordinates because they seem to be off slightly. On my map, these coordinates put the bridge somewhere north of Hudson Bay, near the arctic circle.