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CN - Manitowoc River High Bridge

Photos 

Manitowoc High Trestle, looking east

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in February 2011

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BH Photo #193320

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Manitowoc River on Fox Valley and Western
Location
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906
Railroads
- Fox River Valley Railroad (FRVR)
- Fox Valley & Western Ltd. (FVW)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Multiple-span riveted deck girder with riveted truss piers. There are separate spans at each pier, in addition to the ones between piers.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 1,009.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #U-8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.10309, -87.68378   (decimal degrees)
44°06'11" N, 87°41'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445273/4883550 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manitowoc
Elevation
670 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48036 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • August 27, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 22, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 1, 2016: New photo from Peter Johnson
  • December 27, 2015: New photo from Charles Kuehn
  • September 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Wisconsin Central Ltd.", "Fox River Valley Railroad", "Fox Valley & Western Ltd."
  • December 23, 2011: Updated by Robert Thompson: Added new information
  • February 6, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

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