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Red Cedar State Trail - Dunnville Bottoms Bridge

Photos 

Dunnville Bottoms Railroad Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2012

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BH Photo #232111

Map 

Description 

Build Date comes from the Milwaukee Road Archives and the Milwaukee Central Library. Whipple Span built Ca. 1880 at an unknown location, and possibly rebuilt. Pratt span built 1885 at Woodman, Wisconsin.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Red Cedar State Trail
Location
Dunnville, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Large Span built Ca. 1880, Pratt Span Built 1885; assembled here in 1906
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
24 Spans Trestle
2-84' Deck Plate Girder Spans
1-103' Through Pratt Truss
1-230' Whipple Through Truss
2 Spans Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 860.0 ft.
Also called
Dunnville Bottoms Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.70430, -91.86945   (decimal degrees)
44°42'15" N, 91°52'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589561/4950724 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meridean
Inventory number
BH 52456 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: added relocation data
  • June 1, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • June 10, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • February 24, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Edited Name
  • February 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • May 14, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 13, 2012: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

Comments 

Red Cedar State Trail - Dunnville Bottoms Bridge
Posted July 25, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A Wisconsin Historical Survey appears to give only the main span an 1882 build date.

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Property/HI21601