CN - Oconto Swing Bridge
CN RR Oconto Swing Bridge 1
Looking downriver (east)
Photo taken by Robert Thompson
BH Photo #162367
The Oconto river was used to transport logs from the Northern Highlands to the Great Lakes for shipment. The swing span allowed tugboats to pass upriver to tow logs.
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over Oconto River on Canadian National Railway
- Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Built 1911
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- - Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- While the rollers and gears are still in place, the mechanism is so rusted it will never move again.
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.88253, -87.88242 (decimal degrees)
44°52'57" N, 87°52'57" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/430309/4970279 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Oconto West
- 582 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 44863 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 30, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
- April 13, 2010: Added by Robert Thompson