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Twin Falls Road Bridge

Photos 

Looking northeast to Michigan

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in June 2011

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BH Photo #200967

Map 

Description 

A pinned truss, with forged eyes on the diagonal bracing (see photos). The state boundary runs down the middle of the channel under this span. There seem to be no efforts being made to preserve this historic bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Menominee River on Twin Falls Road (abandoned)
Location
Iron Mountain, Florence County, Wisconsin, and Dickinson County, Michigan
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1909 by the Central States Bridge Company of Indianapolis, IN
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
A short Steel Pinned Camelback Through Truss with concrete deck.
Dimensions
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 2012
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.87754, -88.07854   (decimal degrees)
45°52'39" N, 88°04'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/416302/5081006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Randville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 12001028 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48895 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added date and builder
  • June 12, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

Sources 

Comments 

Twin Falls Road Bridge
Posted July 13, 2011, by Joe Sparpana (jspar [at] chartermi [dot] net)

Hey,

Ya, this bridge is a result of the Town of Florence, Florence County Wisconsin and the Dickinson County Road Commission, Dickinson County Michigan not willing to come together and discuss what to do, each own half. They have taken the "do nothing" approach until it becomes a navagational hazard and the DNR orders it removed.

I have reciently nominated it to the Nation Register of Historical Places to hopefully gain public awareness and support. In my research I came across pictures of the concrete deck being poured and it is still the original concrete deck, so this "divide" goes back over a hundred years.

Seriously... they are willing to scrap the last on of its kind in Michigan or Wisconsin rather than form a joint committee and discuss the options......