Former swing railroad bridge
"Upstream" Swing Bridge, looking north
The defunct Manitowoc Shipbuilding shipyard is beyond the bridge to the right; yacht-builder Burger Boat Co. is beyond on the left.
Photo taken by Robert Thompson
This bridge was built as a swing bridge, to allow navigation upstream of Manitowoc Shipbuilding and Burger Boat Company. It has been kept in the closed position for decades; since around the time of Great Depression, there have been no industries upstream of this bridge that required vessel access. There had been an unloading gantry on the north side of the river for coal or some other bulk material; photos do not show it after the Second World War.
- Through truss bridge over Manitowoc River on Fox Valley and Western
- Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Formerly a swing bridge, this is listed in 33 CFR as a fixed span that does not open for navigation.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.09680, -87.67048 (decimal degrees)
44°05'48" N, 87°40'14" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/446332/4882843 (zone/easting/northing)
- 576 ft. above sea level
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 48037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 5, 2011: Updated by Robert Thompson: Updated history with new data.
- February 6, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson