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Ferndale Road Bridge

Photos 

Bridge Roadway View Looking North

Photo taken by Edwin G. Cordes, September 1988 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120191

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Peshtigo River on Ferndale Road in Towns of Grover and Lake
Location
Marinette County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1910 by Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co.; Replaced 1990
Builder
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana
Design
9 Panel, pin connected, Pratt overhead truss.
"The Ferndale Road Bridge is one of the State's longest remaining examples of a Pratt overhead truss bridge. It was built shortly before the advent of the standardized construction methods of the State Highway Commission. The bridge is an excellent example of the design and construction practices of larger bridge fabricators of the period."
--Edwin Cordes, Mead & Hunt, Inc., March 1989
Dimensions
Total length: 154.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Lake Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.13500, -87.84300   (decimal degrees)
45°08'06" N, 87°50'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/433714/4998292 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Porterfield
Inventory number
BH 37096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-58 - Ferndale Road Bridge, Spanning Peshtigo River between Lake & Grover, Wausaukee vicinity, Marinette County, WI