WSOR - Wisconsin River Bridge
Railroad bridge in distance
Taken from the US-14 boat landing, the bridge is about 1/2 mile away.
Photo taken by Robert Thompson in November 2011
BH Photo #220981
Originally built of numerous through truss spans, these were gradually replaced and moved to branch lines in the area.
- Through truss swing bridge over Wisconsin River on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
- Spring Green, Sauk County, Wisconsin, and Iowa County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Built 1895, trusses gradually replaced Ca. 1930; Approaches Rebuilt 2017
- - Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
- - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
- Combination of Through Truss Fixed Spans, Cantilever Truss Swing Span, and Plate Girder Fixed Spans. As part of the now defunct Fox-Wisconsin Waterway, this bridge was required to have a swing span for the passage of vessels. However, owing to the shifting sandbars in the river, there was no guarantee that the swing span would be located at the main channel of the river.
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,920.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.17422, -90.03324 (decimal degrees)
43°10'27" N, 90°01'60" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/741138/4784435 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Spring Green
- Inventory number
- BH 50335 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 13, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
- December 23, 2015: New photo from Charles Kuehn
- August 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Wisconsin & Southern Railroad", "Navigable waterway"
- August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
- November 26, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson