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Elroy-Sparta Trail - Keel Road Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in August 2013

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BH Photo #261800

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Keel Road on Elroy Sparta State Trail (former C&NW Ry)
Location
Monroe County, Wisconsin
Status
Open
History
Built 1881
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
24' Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #567
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.86540, -90.68503   (decimal degrees)
43°51'55" N, 90°41'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/686021/4859527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Marys
Inventory number
BH 53872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 23, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • November 26, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 26, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 4, 2013: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 9, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"

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Comments 

Elroy-Sparta Trail - Keel Road Overpass
Posted October 20, 2014, by Anonymous

Keel Road was at one time, Highway 71, which began the start of the Sparta-Norwalk Hill. The road was straightened sometime back in the mid-to-late 1990's and what was the Highway became Keel Road. If you look closely as you travel East on Highway 71, you can see where the old road used to go. Also the gravel road by the overpass used to lead to the Railroad Tunnel and was used by the Tunnel Watchers and other railroad personnel.