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UP - Janesville Rail Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Forslund

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #242964

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridge was built at two different times. The original bridge (east track) was built in 1896 by Lassig Bridge & Iron Works. In 1907-1908, it was widened to accommodate two tracks.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Rock River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
Status
Open
History
Built 1896, Second Track added 1908
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (1908 approach TPG)
- Bates & Rogers Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (1907 Main Spans)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (1896 Trusses)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 720.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.66932, -89.03281   (decimal degrees)
42°40'10" N, 89°01'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/333419/4726097 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Janesville West
Inventory number
BH 54513 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 27, 2015: New photos from Charles Kuehn
  • June 16, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 14, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info from John
  • October 23, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 25, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added info
  • November 17, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

WSOR Rock River Bridge #2
Posted February 25, 2013, by Have a cup of Johann (johnjohn [at] hmail [dot] com)

This bridge was originally double tracked!!