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Miscauno Island Bridge (E)


East Span, River Road Bridge

Looking west. This bridge lands on a small island; the Middle River Road bridge is visible in the trees beyond.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in December 2010


BH Photo #189815


This is a series of three bridges, crossing the Menominee river on two islands. Originally, these were part of a railroad crossing. After the railroad was abandoned, the right-of-way was turned into a road and the bridges were turned into single-lane road bridges. The easternmost span is the shortest, of pony-truss design; the other two are through-trusses. No builder's plaques or other information exists on the bridges.


Pratt through truss bridge over Menominee River on Miscauno Island Lane
Marinette County, Wisconsin, and Menominee County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Built 1905
- Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad (1893-1938) (W&M)
Pratt Pony Truss
Span length: 92.0 ft.
Total length: 92.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.56754, -87.83180   (decimal degrees)
45°34'03" N, 87°49'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/435092/5046336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Miscauno Island
Inventory number
BH 47242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 20, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 28, 2010: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • December 5, 2010: Added by Robert Thompson



River Road Bridges
Posted December 28, 2010, by Robert Thompson

All fixed. I just uploaded pictures that "look gooder".

River Road Bridges
Posted December 20, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Um, yeah, that's it! THAT'S the ticket! It wasn't my camera, it was the uploader.


Okay, I admit it, my old camera does sometimes confuse whites. You're right, though, sometimes the uploader seems to distort the color map and I've had it happen to me, too. I just delete the pinky pic and reload it.

River Road Bridges
Posted December 6, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I have had some photos end up like this after I uploaded them, I think it was on LandmarkHunter, but maybe it does it here too. I think there is a bug in the upload program. Check your original photos on your computer and see if they look OK. My guess is they do.

River Road Bridges
Posted December 5, 2010, by Robert Thompson

No, I didn't borrow J.R. Manning's famed pink camera. I'm not sure why the colors are off. It sure didn't look like that when I took the pictures!