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SOO - Old Mississippi River Channel Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Soo Line Railroad
Location
La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and Houston County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902; Replaced 1998
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator of 5 140' spans)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Also called
MILW - Old Mississippi River Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.83475, -91.27661   (decimal degrees)
43°50'05" N, 91°16'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/638555/4854962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Crescent
Inventory number
BH 69847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2015: Updated by Luke: Converted entry
  • October 30, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

Comments 

La Crescent Lift Bridge (New)
Posted October 30, 2015, by John Marvig

A new bridge here has been on wish lists for 15+ years and is still in the distant future. No constructing has been planned or even begun.

La Crescent Lift Bridge (New)
Posted October 30, 2015, by Douglas

Www. heavymovable structure.org assets technical paper assest I assumed that the bridge is in construction since it was said it would.

La Crescent Lift Bridge (New)
Posted October 30, 2015, by John Marvig

Doug,

Where did you hear/see there is a new lift bridge under construction at La Crescent?