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Red Cedar State Trail - Downsville Bridge

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Downsville Railroad Bridge

Looking North into truss

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2012

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BH Photo #232079

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Description 

The Ca. Build date comes from an identical span at Sabula, Iowa which was built in 1881 and replaced in 1906. It is possible this span came from Sabula, on the east end which forms a massive curve.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Red Cedar State Trail
Location
Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built Ca. 1881, Relocated here 1910
Builder
- Edgemoor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
6 Spans Trestle
1-150' Skewed Pratt Truss
12 Spans Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 370.0 ft.
Also called
Downsville Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.77673, -91.94002   (decimal degrees)
44°46'36" N, 91°56'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583866/4958694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Menomonie South
Inventory number
BH 52457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 31, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • June 17, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 14, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • May 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • May 13, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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