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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 

Truss built 1896 at an unknown location and moved here 1943. Girder built 1905 at an unknown location and moved here 1957.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Quadrangular Warren through truss bridge over Wilson Creek on Abandoned railroad grade.
Location
Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1943 and 1957 using relocated pieces, abandoned 2003
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Deck Girder)
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 

  • March 4, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added original fabrication dates
  • 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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Comments 

UP - Meadow Hill Bridge
Posted August 8, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In 1918, this bridge was listed as a pile trestle. This would seem to indicate that these spans were relocated to this location, probably from two different locations. Further research will be conducted.