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UP - Meadow Hill Bridge

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Wilson Creek Railroad Bridge

Bridge from neighboring street

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2012

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BH Photo #231909

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Description 

This beautiful single-span Quadrangular Warren through truss bridge crosses Wilson Creek and once carried the same railroad that crosses the Red Cedar on an identically configured (but a 2-span) bridge just to the southwest of this one. The bridge is abandoned but appears to be in good condition. This and the 2-span bridge would make the perfect pair of trail bridges to bring history to life in Menomonie, and also to add some tourist dollars!

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Quadrangular Warren through truss bridge over Wilson Creek on Abandoned railroad grade.
Location
Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1905, abandoned 2003
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 196.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Wilson Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.88566, -91.92981   (decimal degrees)
44°53'08" N, 91°55'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/584514/4970805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Menomonie North
Inventory number
BH 47518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date and builder
  • December 9, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added categories "Pedimented portal bracing", "Riveted", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • January 4, 2011: Added by Matthew Lohry

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