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Fish Pond Bridge

Photos 

Looking west

The bridge was moved to this location, to span a little artificial pond.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

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BH Photo #180330

Map 

Description 

This bridge is currently in place in a town park in the village of Mountain, Wisconsin, spanning a shallow artificial fish pond about 30 feet around. The bridge was apparently moved to the current location, but it is not known where the bridge was originally located. No plaques, displays or signs tell of the bridge or it's history.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Unnamed artificial fish pond
Location
Oconto County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
This is a riveted Pony Truss bridge that was disassembled by drilling out rivets and moved. At reassembly, the removed rivets were replaced with stove bolts and nuts.
Also called
Old Pony Truss Bridge in Mountain, Wisconsin
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.18012, -88.47345   (decimal degrees)
45°10'48" N, 88°28'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/384234/5004015 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mountain
Inventory number
BH 46403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Relocated"
  • October 3, 2010: Added by Robert Thompson

Comments 

Old Pony Truss Bridge in Mountain, Wisconsin
Posted April 21, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I was snooping around this bridge yesterday and wondering the same things you are. The continuous top chord design was a hallmark of the Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company in Milwaukee. I've seen virtual twins to this bridge around Wisconsin, including the cemetery bridges in Oconomowoc.

There was a virtual twin to this bridge in Langlade County, spanning a branch of the Eau Claire River on Rangeline Road. It was built in 1908 and removed in 1991 and I can't help but wonder if this isn't that bridge. It would have been a move of about 50 miles, but this bridge was dismantled, so it isn't a stretch to think it might be the same bridge.

You can see that listing in in the Langlade County listings. There are photos from HAER in the listing, here's one of them. It was taken in 1987 by Martin Stupich.