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Abandoned/Closed Fox River Bridge

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White River State Trail - Fox River Bridge

Taken 4/12/17.

Photo taken by Michael Tidrick

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BH Photo #388592

Map 

Description 

As of 9/2021, the bridge is accessible from the east via an ungroomed trail. There is a chain link fence at each end of the bridge to inhibit people from getting on the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on Abandoned Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway
Location
Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin
Status
Closed with chain link fence blocking access. Rails removed.
History
Built 1901
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Also called
MILW - Fox River Bridge
MILW Bridge #E-72
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.66834, -88.26416   (decimal degrees)
42°40'06" N, 88°15'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/396407/4724760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burlington
Inventory number
BH 66932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2021: New photos from Mark Boettcher
  • January 2, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date from Annual Report
  • May 1, 2017: New photo from Michael Tidrick
  • April 8, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mark Boettcher

Comments 

Abandoned/Closed Fox River Bridge
Posted September 18, 2021, by John Marvig

I donít think this one was actually ever open to pedestrians. I do hope to see it open someday though.

Abandoned/Closed Fox River Bridge
Posted September 18, 2021, by Mark Boettcher

As of 9/2021 the bridge is closed to all traffic. There is a chain link fence blocking access.

White River State Trail - Fox River Bridge
Posted May 1, 2017, by Michael Tidrick (mrtidrick [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's very nice that as part of the White River State Trail, the bridge is publicly accessible. The slats are all there and you can look down between the slats at the Fox River. With Bushnell Park on the east bank and the dog park on the west bank, there's a ton of public space to view/photograph it... unfortunately that also means more graffiti.