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State Line Trail - Menominee River Bridge

Photos 

Looking north / upstream

The approaches on each side are riveted plate girder spans, with a pair of matching trusses crossing the river

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in June 2011

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BH Photo #200960

Map 

Description 

Abandoned truss railroad bridge, converted with wooden decking to serve as a snowmobile / ATV trail link. It appears that the wooden decking is deteriorating; there are gates at each end of the bridge to prevent vehicular traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Menominee River on State Line Trail
Location
Iron Mountain, Florence County, Wisconsin, and Dickinson County, Michigan
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1911
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Menominee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.86313, -88.08420   (decimal degrees)
45°51'47" N, 88°05'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/415840/5079412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iron Mountain
Inventory number
BH 48894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected status
  • June 12, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

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