C&NW - Big Rib River Bridge
C&NW Bridge Over Big Rib River
Matt Bourke -May 2010
BH Photo #224497
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.
- - Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Deck plate girder bridge consisting of five 75' sections sitting on cut stone piers and abutments
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
- Also called
- CNW - Big Rib River Bridge
- 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)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 51180 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 7, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
- August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
- February 3, 2012: Added by Matt Bourke