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UP - Watertown Plank Road Overpass

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The east side

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in March 2008

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge bridge over Canadian Pacific Railway on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Design
Main span: Riveted, 7-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Total length: 490.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Underwood Creek Bridge
UP/CP Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04640, -88.04965   (decimal degrees)
43°02'47" N, 88°02'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/414508/4766502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wauwatosa
Inventory number
BH 34884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
12,470

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: corrected build date, added builders
  • June 7, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway"
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to Railroad overpass category
  • March 29, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com