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CN - Nemadji River Bridge (South Superior)

Photos 

Looking South

Photo taken by Charles Kuehn, June 1999

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BH Photo #344353

Map 

Description 

At 200 feet, this beautiful and unusual truss span most likely ranks as one of the longest single-span pony truss bridges ever built. The bridge is a rivet-connected Warren pony truss with vertical end posts and upper chords that are angled downward at the ends. The top of the upper chords are partially enclosed and partially v-laced. The main span sits atop concrete piers, and the approaches are timber trestle on either end. The bridge is a pretty good distance from any roadways, but Bing's bird's-eye images of this bridge are very impressive.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Nemadji River on Canadian National Railway
Location
Douglas County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Warren half-through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.65963, -92.07994   (decimal degrees)
46°39'35" N, 92°04'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/570390/5167752 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Superior
Inventory number
BH 50278 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2015: New photos from Charles Kuehn
  • February 21, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added Information
  • October 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Appears to be a half-through truss
  • November 20, 2011: Added by Matt Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Charles Kuehn