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CN - Appleton Swing Bridge

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Rail Swing Bridge crosses the Corps of Engineers canal downstream of Appleton Lock #3.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in October 2009

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BH Photo #148388

Map 

Street View 

Essay 

Written by Robert Thompson

The former Chicago & Northwestern Railway crosses the Corps of Engineers canal at this point. The Milwaukee Road (CMSP&P RR) line had a similar bridge (now dismantled) under the Memorial Drive road bridge further upstream.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Fox River Navigation Canal on Canadian National Railway
Location
Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Fox Valley & Western Ltd. (FVW)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW - Fox River Swing Bridge (Appleton)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.25548, -88.39406   (decimal degrees)
44°15'20" N, 88°23'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/388712/4901193 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Appleton
Land survey
T. 20 N., R. 15 E .
Elevation
710 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43566 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • October 9, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 29, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 2, 2012: New photo from Robert Thompson
  • December 28, 2010: New photo from Robert Thompson
  • November 22, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Railroad Data
  • October 31, 2009: Essay added by Robert Thompson

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