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Dougherty Creek Bridge

Photos 

North Elevation

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

BH Photo #230277

Description 

Prior to 1933, this half-hip, 3-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss carried State Highway 14. After US 14 was commissioned in 1933, following the state's rule of no duplicate highway numbers, the Wisconsin highway commission rebadged STH-14 as STH-81.

Somewhere in history, the alignment east of Argyle was shortened, curves were softened and this bridge was left in the middle of a field - where it remains today.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Dougherty Creek on Old alignment of Wisconsin Highway 81
Location
Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Status
Abandoned
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.69799, -89.85564   (decimal degrees)
42°41'53" N, 89°51'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/266097/4731232 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Argyle
Inventory number
BH 52129 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected", "3-panel truss"
  • April 21, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net