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Ahnapee State Trail - Kewaunee River Swing Bridge

Photos 

Looking northwest

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

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BH Photo #228795

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Kewaunee River on Ahnapee State Trail
Location
Kewaunee, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1909
Railroads
- Ahnapee & Western Railway (A&W)
- Green Bay & Western Railroad (GB&W)
Design
Wooden trestles extend from earthen causeways to the riveted steel girder swing span, The swing mechanism is still intact on a deteriorating wooden crib; the bridge is currently supported by recent steel piers on each side of the wooden center pier.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 195.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
GB&W - Kewaunee River bridge
A&W - Kewaunee River bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.47353, -87.51324   (decimal degrees)
44°28'25" N, 87°30'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/459179/4924596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kewaunee
Elevation
585 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51915 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 22, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 19, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Kewaunee River", "Ahnapee State Trail", "Ahnapee & Western Railway", "Green Bay & Western Railroad", "Railroad"
  • March 31, 2012: Added by Robert Thompson

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