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Manchester Street Bridge

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View To North. Subject Property And Its Setting

Baraboo was the hometown of the seven Ringling Brothers. Today, it is also home of the Circus World Museum with the largest collection of restored circus wagons in the world, and also home to one of the first movie palaces, the Al Ringling Theater, HABS WIS-261.

Photo taken by John N. Vogel, Nov. 1986/Feb 1987 for HAER

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BH Photo #119325

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Baraboo River on Manchester Street in Baraboo
Location
Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Status
Relocated to a City Park
History
Built 1884 by Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works; Relocated 1987
Builders
- Keepers & Riddle Co.
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Single span, metal, pin-connected, camelback overhead highway truss. It is the last remaining camelback overhead truss in Wisconsin since the Kennan-Jump Bridge was demolished.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.1 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46007, -89.72990   (decimal degrees)
43°27'36" N, 89°43'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279153/4815527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baraboo
Inventory number
BH 37026 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • August 2, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-14 - Manchester Street Bridge, Spanning Baraboo River on Manchester Street, Baraboo, Sauk County, WI