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Amnicon Falls Bridge

Photos 

Wisconsin DNR

BH Photo #169743

Map 

Description 

This bridge was originally located nearby over the Amnicon River. It was moved to this location in 1930, and the roof was added to it in 1939. Although at the time the roof seemed appropriate, from a historic standpoint it would be best for the covering to be removed. Mr. Horton's bowstrings were very unique in that no holes were drilled into the truss members, and they were held together with a unique system of clips.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Amnicon River on Amnicon Falls State Park Trail
Location
Douglas County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca. 1900 by Charles Horton, moved to Amnicon Fall State Park in 1930 and roof added in 1939.
Builders
- Charles Horton
- La Crosse Bridge & Steel Co.
Design
Bowstring pony truss of Charles Horton's patented design.
Dimensions
Span length: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Also called
Horton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.61088, -91.89131   (decimal degrees)
46°36'39" N, 91°53'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/584898/5162521 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Range
Inventory number
BH 43479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2015: New photo from John Loxton
  • January 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 17, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added history of bridge.
  • October 9, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Amnicon Falls Bridge
Posted January 24, 2012, by Gene Smania

August 1995 photo