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WSOR - Richland Creek Bridge

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Richland Creek on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Location
Green County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1869
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 33.0 ft.
Total length: 33.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.56988, -89.58471   (decimal degrees)
42°34'12" N, 89°35'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/287854/4716290 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Juda
Inventory number
BH 66514 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • March 16, 2015: Added by John Marvig

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WSOR - Richland Creek Bridge
Posted November 19, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I managed to find a date on this from inspection reports of the Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner from approximately 1900. At 1869, this is now the oldest known single span railroad stone arch in Wisconsin, contrary to what the National Register nomination for Goette Road (http://bridgehunter.com/wi/sauk/P56014000000000/) suggests. I would guess there may be one or two older in Wisconsin, maybe on the Janesville to Chicago line.