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UP - Wiscona Rail Crossing Bridge #1

Photos 

Oblique View

Looking southeast. Access to this bridge is limited because it is situated on private property. There are two plate girder approach spans on either end of the bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in January 2009

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BH Photo #131326

Description 

Bridge was built in response to Whitefish Bay and Shorewood demanding the removal of the "Lakeshore Line" in their towns, and the construction of a new connection between Wiscona and Whitefish Bay.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Canadian National Railway on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Interurban
- The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. (TMERL)
- The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transport Co. (TMER&T)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Subdivided Warren Through Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Also called
UP/WSOR Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13233, -87.94762   (decimal degrees)
43°07'56" N, 87°56'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/422926/4775945 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thiensville
Inventory number
BH 38477 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder and build date, noted historic context of line
  • June 15, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 6, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 5, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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