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Oak Leaf Trail - Lincoln Park Bridge

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WSOR - Milwaukee River Bridge

The line ran mainly east-west from Portage to Milwaukee, but after crossing I-43, it would dip straight south and head into downtown. Today, chunks of it are the Oak Leaf Trail. Maybe this is next? Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2014

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BH Photo #285446

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Description 

Bridge contains dual abandoned tracks of the Wisconsin Southern, and is heavily skewed

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Milwaukee River on Oak Leaf Trail
Location
Glendale, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1911
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
3 Pony plate girder, heavily skewed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Milwaukee River Bridge (Lincoln Park)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.11391, -87.92385   (decimal degrees)
43°06'50" N, 87°55'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/424837/4773879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 61366 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2016: Updated by Luke: Updated status.
  • July 16, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 15, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 14, 2014: Added by John Marvig

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