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UP - Watertown Plank Road Overpass

Photos 

The east side

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in March 2008

BH Photo #113413

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
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Milwaukee, Sparta & Northwestern Railway (MS&NW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
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