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Lone Rock Bridge (North)


Overview Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2012


BH Photo #241289

Street View 


WI130 Wisconsin River Bridges

Go Pro video from my motorcycle. WI Rte 130 Wisconsin River Bridge

Video taken by Steve Conro

Play video on YouTube


Through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on WI 130/WI 133
Richland County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Demolition to take place after completion of new bridge, scheduled for 2023-2024.
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1989
- Clinton Bridge Works of Clinton, Iowa [also known as Clinton Bridge & Iron Works]
Four-span Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 138.1 ft.
Total length: 553.5 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.17071, -90.19263   (decimal degrees)
43°10'15" N, 90°11'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/728195/4783598 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lone Rock
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 34908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Slated for demolition and replacement. Added estimated demolition dates.
  • September 22, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • July 27, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Fixed location per to do list
  • October 10, 2012: New video from Steve Conro
  • October 9, 2012: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated name
  • May 19, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry


  • Matt Lohry
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth


Lone Rock Bridge
Posted October 20, 2021, by Jim Doherty (jimdoherty113 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just learned of plans to do away with Hwy 130 truss bridges at Lone Rock. Assuume DOT has determined they are unsafe and irreparable. Is there a basis for challenging? If not, is it feasible to preserve the bridges in place for pedestrian and bicycle traffic? These historic structures imbue the river and landscape with tremendous character and charm. Inconceivable they will be relocated (unlikely)or demolished. Cherished by so many residents and tourists.

Lone Rock Bridge
Posted September 23, 2021, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

This and two other bridges along WI Hwy. 130/133 are being given away. Deadline to obtain the packages by WIDOT is October 31st. Details here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/thr...

Lone Rock Bridge
Posted September 22, 2021, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)
Lone Rock Bridge
Posted September 22, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Adding insult to injury, it looks like the new bridges are going to be on a new alignment, which would make it feasible to leave the old ones for non-motorized traffic: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/sw/wis130-...

Lone Rock Bridge
Posted September 22, 2021, by Corey Coyle (coylecorey [at] gmail [dot] com)

Time as also caught up to these bridges as well. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in the process of developing Design-Build documents for a proposed new Bridge structures replacements on WIS 130 over the all three Wisconsin River Channels South of Lone Rock.