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Melrose Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Setting Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Mary Sanford, Sept. 1983 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #119556

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Black River on STH 71, STH 108 in Town of Melrose
Location
Town of Melrose, Jackson County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1922 by Worden-Allen Co.; Replaced 1985
Builder
- Worden-Allen Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
12 panel Pennsylvania overhead truss 200' main span with 6 Warren pony truss 78' approach spans. It was one of six Pennsylvania overhead truss spans built in Wisconsin. (The Pennsylvania truss was so-called because of its ability to carry heavy loads and extensive use on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Thanks to R.S. Newbery of Wisc. DOT.)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 667.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.11000, -90.99528   (decimal degrees)
44°06'36" N, 90°59'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/660430/4886044 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Four Corners
Inventory number
BH 37045 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-71 - Melrose Bridge, Spanning Black River at State Trunk Highway 108, Melrose, Jackson County, WI