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MILW - Wisconsin River Bridge

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MILW - Wisconsin River Bridge

Wausau Daily Herald: March 14 1979

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Description 

Up until it's replacement, this unique structure had been modified to not only carry rail traffic but also a single-lane roadway that served as the crossing for State Route 34. In 1980 new bridges were built to separate the two modes of transportation.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Du Bay (Wisconsin River) on Railroad (MILW) and SR 34
Location
Marathon County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894; Replaced 1980
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
Pinned Pratt through trusses
Also called
Knowlton Bridge
Lake Du Bay Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.71153, -89.69930   (decimal degrees)
44°42'42" N, 89°41'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/286187/4954451 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dancy
Inventory number
BH 60242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • October 3, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 3, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • March 13, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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