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UP - Root River Swing Bridge

Photos 

The West Face

As seen from the Memorial Avenue Arch Bridge

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2008

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BH Photo #117187

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss swing bridge over Root River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss swing span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 247.0 ft.
Total length: 343.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Root River Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.72400, -87.79650   (decimal degrees)
42°43'26" N, 87°47'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/434788/4730473 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Racine South
Inventory number
BH 36848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 28, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Railroad"
  • July 10, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

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