Rating:
4 votes

CP - Rock River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010

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BH Photo #185803

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Rock River on Canadian Pacific Railroad
Location
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Deck stone arch bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Milwaukee Road Bridge
C. M. & St. Paul Bridge
MILW - Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.18722, -88.72643   (decimal degrees)
43°11'14" N, 88°43'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/359708/4783052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Watertown
Inventory number
BH 46985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 18, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 19, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Railroad
  • January 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Dimensions added
  • January 6, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 12, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

Comments 

UPRR Rock River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

When this was built the RR was the CM&StPaul. The Pacific was added to the name in the late '20s. It looks like when I added the CM&StPaul as builder we got a new category, probably not needed.

UPRR Rock River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2011, by Robert Thompson

One minor quibble - it appears the bridge is quarried stone, versus brick.

UPRR Rock River Bridge
Posted November 28, 2010, by Dave M (nightspirit_kosen [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I beleive this bridge is former C,M&St.P/Milwaukee Road currently operated by Soo Line/CP Rail. Union Pacific operates the North/South C&NW Line across the Watertown Jct. Crossover towards Clyman, WI.