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CP - Black River Bridge (Old)

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CP - Black River Bridge (Old)

Old bridge replaced with a bascule bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #288951

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Black River on Canadian Pacific RR
Location
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902; Swing span replaced 2004
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Swing Span)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Girders)
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
2-65', 3-64' Deck Girder
1-308' Parker through truss swing
2-65', 2-64' Deck Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 308.0 ft.
Total length: 888.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.83240, -91.25859   (decimal degrees)
43°49'57" N, 91°15'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/640008/4854732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Crescent
Inventory number
BH 61816 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • June 6, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • November 1, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS Fix
  • July 22, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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