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Coltman Bridge

Photos 

General View Of North Side Of Bridge, Looking Southeast

The description provided by HAER says this is a Warren pony truss but the photos do not agree.

Photo taken by Martin Stupich, July 6, 1987 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120281

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Galena River on Horseshoe Bend
Location
Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1917 by Decker & Hague; Replaced 1994
Builder
- Decker & Hague
Design
"The Coltman Bridge is a representative example of the State Highway Commission-designed Warren Standard Pony truss design, adapted to a skewed crossing. Out of 443 Wisconsin trusses of this design, this bridge is one of three of the best examples."
--Diane Kromm, Wisconsin Historic Bridge Recording Project, Summer 1987
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 69.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.57200, -90.35435   (decimal degrees)
42°34'19" N, 90°21'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/717139/4716680 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Diggings
Inventory number
BH 37106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-45 - Coltman Bridge, Spanning Fever River, on Horseshoe Bend Road, Benton, Lafayette County, WI