Big Rib River Chicago and Northwestern Railway Bridge
C&NW Bridge Over Big Rib River
Photo taken by Matt Bourke in May 2010
This bridge is one of the last surviving structures from an abandoned Chicago and Northwestern line in northcentral Wisconsin. Bridge spans the Big Rib River approximately five miles east of Marathon City.
- Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Big Rib River on former Chicago and Northwestern Railway
- Marathon County, Wisconsin
- Construction of this bridge was completed in early 1921 by the C&NW railway. It replaced a combination wood tressel/through truss bridge built by the Milwaukee, Lakeshore, and Western railroad in 1891 when the line was originally laid.
- Deck plate girder
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.94213, -89.75347 (decimal degrees)
44°56'32" N, 89°45'12" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/282765/4980210 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 51180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
- February 3, 2012: Added by Matt Bourke