A rock-faced, sandstone arch bridge with a single arch that springs 2 feet above grade and rises 12 feet over a span of 24 feet. There are step-staired wing walls on both sides. The elongated keystone is 2 feet in height. It is Wisconsin's earliest known single-vault, stone-arch railroad bridge. (The oldest stone arch bridge in the state is the Tiffany Stone Bridge in Turtle, Wisconsin.)
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Bridge No. 344
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.39303, -89.68209(decimal degrees) 43°23'35" N, 89°40'56" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
BH 34935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
January 12, 2011: New photos from Eric Hanson
June 22, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning
June 4, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected GPS coordinates, location and added to "Railroad" category
August 2, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
HAER WI-39 - Chicago & North Western Railway Bridge No. 344, Spanning Goette Road, Merrimac vicinity, Sauk County, WI