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Barker Island Bridge (E)

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn in September 2012

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BH Photo #268059

Map 

Description 

Constructed 1908 using relocated parts:

1-77'3" Through Girder, built 1900 and moved from Bridge #Z-814 (Cedar River Bridge; Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
2-38' and 2-36'1 7/16" Deck Girders (Converted from "Type B" girders), built 1899 and moved from bridge #Z-988 (Iowa Central Ry Overhead Crossing; Melbourne, Iowa)

Information supplied by the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wisconsin River on Pedestrian trail
Location
Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1908, using pieces fabricated 1899 and 1900
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 312.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.96360, -89.63224   (decimal degrees)
44°57'49" N, 89°37'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/292407/4982277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wausau West
Inventory number
BH 52316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 15, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 7, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 30, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

Barker Island Bridge (E)
Posted October 9, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Information was provided to me by the Milwaukee Road Archives, including blueprints showing the relocation and reconstruction of the five steel spans of this bridge. I have included the information provided in the entry.