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ELS - Lake Noquebay Outlet Bridge

Photos 

Looking East

The rolling stock on the tracks is in storage. The west timber approach span is also visible.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

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BH Photo #229717

Description 

The bridge spans a small river cryptically known as (and marked on all maps as) "The Outlet". It drains Lake Noquebay into the Peshtigo River. Girder span was originally built at Bridge #Z-790 (Paralta, Iowa) in approximately 1913, before being relocated here in 1954 to replace an aging span, built in 1893. Information comes from drawings located at the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over "The Outlet" on CN Railroad
Location
Marinette County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1954 to replace an 1883 span, using a girder built Ca. 1913
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad (ELS)
Design
Riveted pony plate girder main span with timber stringer approach spans
Also called
"The Outlet" Railroad Bridge
MILW Bridge #U-820
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.21446, -87.95424   (decimal degrees)
45°12'52" N, 87°57'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425072/5007217 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loomis
Inventory number
BH 52045 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2023: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • April 11, 2012: Added by Robert Thompson

Sources 

Comments 

ELS - Outlet Bridge
Posted September 24, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is listed in a 1959 track chart as being a "secondhand" girder.