Princeton Swing Bridge
Princeton Swing Bridge, looking southwest
The navigation channel was on the far side of the swing pier.
Photo taken by Robert Thompson in December 2010
BH Photo #191543
This is a small swing bridge over the once-navigable Upper Fox River. Without channel dredging, the river is now only a foot or two deep, not enough for large vessel navigation. There is a builder's plate visible on the south approach span. This approach span was built in 1908, and is of riveted steel construction.
- Riveted Warren pony truss bridge over Fox River on Recreational trail on former railroad bed
- Princeton, Green Lake County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Main span built in 1901; Approach built in 1908 by the American Bridge Co.
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- - Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Former railroad swing bridge, reused as recreational trail bridge. The south approach has a short steel beam span.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.85509, -89.12974 (decimal degrees)
43°51'18" N, 89°07'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/328833/4857983 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Princeton West
- 800 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 47507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 27, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
- January 8, 2013: Updated by Fmiser: Added categories "Riveted", "Center Pivot Swing Span"
- January 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date.
- May 10, 2011: Updated by Robert Thompson: Updated description with new information from Jeff Bergen
- January 3, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson