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Manchester Street Bridge (Relocated)

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South Elevation

The Manchester Street Bridge was relocated to this setting in the late 1980s after its useful life as a road bridge reached an end. A tip o' the hat to Brenda at the Baraboo Visitor's Center for her guidance that led me to this location. This is the last camelback truss extant in Wisconsin since the Kennan-Jump Bridge was demolished in 1989. Bravo to the folks of Baraboo who had the vision to save this important piece of history!

The Manchester Street Bridge was documented by the Historic American Engineering Record before it was replaced/relocated.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2009

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BH Photo #140880

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Baraboo River on Riverwalk Pedestrian/Bike/Recreational Trail in Baraboo
Location
Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1884 by Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works; Replaced ca. 1987; Relocated to current setting ca. 1987
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
The last camelback through truss extant in Wisconsin.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.47100, -89.75610   (decimal degrees)
43°28'16" N, 89°45'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/277073/4816810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Freedom
Inventory number
BH 42649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • June 3, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • June 2, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com