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McGilvray Road Bridge No. 3

Photos 

Side view

Photos taken July 1987 by Martin Stupich for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #109007

Map 

McGilvray Road Bridge No. 3 

Written by J.R. Manning

As of 1987 this was one of seven bowstring arch bridges left in Wisconsin.

The others are the Fountain Island Bridge in Fond du Lac, the Tivoli Island Bridge in Watertown and the McGilvray Road bridges in La Crosse, County. They are listed here as McGilvray Road Bridge No. 1, McGilvray Road Bridge No. 2, McGilvray Road Bridge No. 4 and McGilvray Road Bridge No. 6.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring truss bridge over a tributary of Black River on Old McGilvray Road in Van Loon Wildlife Area
Location
La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1905 by the the La Crosse Bridge & Steel Co.
Builders
- Charles Horton
- La Crosse Bridge & Steel Co.
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.02130, -91.31435   (decimal degrees)
44°01'17" N, 91°18'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/635097/4875619 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galesville
Inventory number
BH 34795 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2015: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • March 2, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • June 18, 2009: Essay added by J.R. Manning
  • April 3, 2005: Posted new photos

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