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WC - Park Falls Bridge (1875)

Photo 

FirstTruss4panel

The Flambeau Paper Company had a blueprint, dated 1897; the red line shows a proposed track underneath the WC RR, sneaking along the river bank.

Photo taken by Bruce Oldenberg in 1979

BH Photo #465900

Map 

Description 

Also see the info on the next bridge in this location, we know more about that

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Flambeau River on Wisconsin Central Railroad
Location
Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
This was the first bridge over the Flambeau River. The sandstone block abutments were laid in 1874.
Builder
- Not known yet. The Wisconsin Central records don't exist for that era?
Railroad
- Wisconsin Central Railroad (1871-1897) (WC)
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Also called
Railroad bridge number A-375-A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.93191, -90.44718   (decimal degrees)
45°55'55" N, 90°26'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/697911/5089650 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2020: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg

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