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Shaw Town Bridge


Shaw Town Bridge

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Photo from old postcard

BH Photo #530962


Lost through truss bridge over Chippewa River on Short Street
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Replaced by a new bridge
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.79358, -91.53535   (decimal degrees)
44°47'37" N, 91°32'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/615850/4961063 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97803 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Shaw Town Bridge
Posted May 10, 2022, by Paul Plassman

It looks to me like a regular iron/steel truss with a wooden deck rather than an actual timber truss, but I could be wrong as the photo is not real close up.

Shaw Town Bridge
Posted May 10, 2022, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

One postcard ad claims this was the wooden truss bridge.

Shaw Town Bridge
Posted May 8, 2022, by Paul Plassman

This article gives some interesting history on the Shawtown Bridge, although I'm not quite sure what to make of the dates as it seems to indicate that the 1884-1925 bridge at the site was a large wooden truss rather than the metal span pictured in the postcard on this page.