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Elroy-Sparta Trail - Missouri Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Brad

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BH Photo #239624

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Missouri Avenue on Elroy-Sparta Trail
Location
Monroe County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 26.9 ft.
Total length: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.80715, -90.41012   (decimal degrees)
43°48'26" N, 90°24'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/708316/4853713 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kendall West
Inventory number
BH 34816 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date per forum comment info

Sources 

Comments 

Elroy-Sparta Trail MIssouri Ave Bridge
Posted October 28, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Thanks for that information.

Elroy-Sparta Trail MIssouri Ave Bridge
Posted October 28, 2012, by John Friske (drumlinequip [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I grew up less than 6 miles from this bridge and just recently stopped to view it again. Inscribed on both ends of the bridge at the top arch stone is the year 1880 not 1902 as stated in your description. This coincides with the building of the railroad starting in 1878. I stepped off the length at about 80' not including the wing walls. My great uncle was a stone mason and helped build it. It is in excellent condition for being 132 years old. John Friske