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Bear Creek Bridge

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Photos 

View Of Elevation, Looking East

Photo taken by Martin Stupich, June 17, 1987, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on St Killian Road in Town of Buena Vista
Location
Buena Vista, Richland County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge, Status of Pratt pony truss is unknown
History
Built 1886; Moved to this location on unknown date; Replaced 1990
Builder
- Penn Bridge Works
Design
The Bear Creek Bridge is an example of early, single-span Pratt Half-Hip Pony truss. The construction technique of built-up members is typical for the pre-1895 period. 1886 original construction, moved to this location on a date unknown. It was built by the Penn Bridge Works, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
--Lola Bennett, Wisconsin Historic Bridges Recording Project, Summer 1987
Dimensions
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.28580, -90.20890   (decimal degrees)
43°17'09" N, 90°12'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/726446/4796336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bear Valley
Inventory number
BH 37081 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-42 - Bear Creek Bridge, Spanning Bear Creek on St. Killian Road, Buena Vista, Richland County, WI