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Prairie River Bridge

Photos 

North Face

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2013

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BH Photo #263848

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Prairie River on W. Main Street (WI 64) in Merrill
Location
Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904; rehabilitated 2001
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.6 ft.
Total length: 139.1 ft.
Deck width: 45.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 1996
Also called
First Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.17889, -89.70389   (decimal degrees)
45°10'44" N, 89°42'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/287556/5006379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Merrill
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
13,000
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001017 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 34814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,364)
Built 1904 (499)
Built during 1900s (6,570)
Deck arch (10,611)
Lincoln County, Wisconsin (11)
NR-listed (2,851)
Open (37,749)
Owned by city (4,756)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,360)
Stone arch (2,725)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,462)
WI 64 (8)
Wisconsin (1,319)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2013: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 5, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated NHRP Listing

Sources 

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