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CN - Menominee River Bridge (Wisconsin)

Photos 

Looking upriver

Marinette is on the left bank; the other end of the bridge is on an island, locally known as "Bum Island". During the depression of the 1930's, the uninhabited island became the local hobo camp.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in March 2012

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BH Photo #227465

Map 

Description 

Simple steel girders on alternating cut limestone and poured concrete piers. The limestone piers appear to have been cut away to fit the current steel girders. I surmise there was originally a truss bridge on the limestone piers; later, concrete piers were added between the stone piers and the trusses were replaced with shorter girder spans of heavier capacity.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Menominee River on CN Railroad
Location
Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin, and Menominee County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
Design
Deck plate girder on alternating stone and concrete piers.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.10407, -87.63366   (decimal degrees)
45°06'15" N, 87°38'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/450148/4994706 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marinette West
Elevation
595 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51682 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2013: New photo from Robert Thompson
  • October 2, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • March 12, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 11, 2012: Added by Robert Thompson

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Comments 

CN Railroad Menominee River Bridge (Wisconsin)
Posted June 6, 2013, by kevin (kd79ctls [at] aol [dot] com)

To bad no has a picture of the orginal brdge or her sister bridge that was next to her.