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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

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Red Cedar State Trail
Location
Dunnville, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Whipple span built 1892, other spans built 1910
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 

  • 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 

Railroad Bridge at Dunnville Bottoms
Posted May 13, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

when I was here, I saw a rattlesnake. Anyone visiting this bridge should use extreme caution, as there is known to be rattlesnakes around here...