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New London Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast From Water Level

Photo taken by Martin Stupich, July 3, 1987 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120172

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck truss bridge over Embarrass River and (abandoned) Chicago & Northwestern Railroad on STH 54 in New London
Location
New London, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, and Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed
History
Built by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co, 1933-34; Removed 1990's.
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
5 span, 595 foot deck arch truss. A distinctive feature was a square cut-out in the span over the river. This was probably to accommodate the Federal requirement to allow vessel navigation on this waterway.

To the best of my knowledge, this bridge was removed when a new Hwy 45 bypass was built and Wis 54 was relocated. I will gladly stand corrected if anyone knows for sure.

Dimensions
Total length: 595.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.40106, -88.73642   (decimal degrees)
44°24'04" N, 88°44'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/361724/4917885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New London
Inventory number
BH 37094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2013: Updated by Robert Thompson: Added reason for removeable center span.
  • August 6, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-29 - New London Bridge, Spanning Embarrass River on State Trunk Highway 54, New London vicinity, Outagamie County, WI
  • Robert Thompson