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WC - Park Falls Bridge (1897)

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Wisconsin Central RR bridge 1896-1927

WC RR bridge

Price County Historical Soc 8514 scan by John Berg

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BH Photo #465904

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Description 

The first bridge in this location is Bridgehunter.com ID of 88174. This second bridge allowed some clearance underneath so the Flambeau Paper Company could pass underneath, hugging the river bank.

The history record came from the Roadway Completion Report of the Wisconsin Central / M.St.P.and S.S.M Ry. Co. as show on AFE (Authorization for Expenditure) W-244-27 dated April 5, 1929. The AFE paper record is in the library of the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society. (with a thank you to Emory L.)

To see a similar bridge, look at the railroad bridge in Valders, Wis.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flambeau River
Location
Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896, from Wisconsin Bridge and Iron, replaced 1927
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Wisconsin Central Railroad (1871-1897) (WC)
- Wisconsin Central Railway (1897-1954) (WC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Railroad bridge number A-375-A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.93210, -90.44705   (decimal degrees)
45°55'56" N, 90°26'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/697920/5089672 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2020: Updated by Luke: Edited builder to be for pre-existing category
  • February 11, 2020: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg

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WC - Park Falls Bridge (1897)
Posted February 11, 2020, by Luke

Good to see you posting again, Bruce!