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Eau Claire River Bridge

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Your First Clue your quarry is lost is a curve in the road...

When you see the road curve slightly before the bridge you're looking for, you can be pretty sure your target is gone.

Professor Kevin Patrick, of Indiana University of Pennsylvania says that when a straight road curves slightly, crosses a bridge, then gently curves back to the original alignment, the bridge is a replacement that was built next to its predecessor. Sadly, that's true here and I was too late to get the deck truss that was here.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009

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BH Photo #142420

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Facts 

Overview
Lost deck truss bridge over Eau Claire River on WI 27
Location
Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by New Bridge
History
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1986; Replaced circa 2008
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 478.4 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.75278, -91.14472   (decimal degrees)
44°45'10" N, 91°08'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/646851/4957161 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Eau Claire West
Inventory number
BH 34752 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net