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Heath Bridge

Photos 

South Side, Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Jerome Mattiason, October 1991

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #119407

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over Chippewa River 25 on Blomberg Road in Town of Weirgor
Location
Weirgor, Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1914; Replaced 1993
Design
7-panel steel riveted, two span Pratt overhead truss. One of the first of its kind built in Wisconsin and one of two recognized by the Wisconsin Historic Bridge Advisory Committee one of the best examples of a Pratt overhead truss left in the state. It was declared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, the same year it was scheduled for demolition.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 113.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.68861, -91.19889   (decimal degrees)
45°41'19" N, 91°11'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/640243/5061028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Exeland
Inventory number
BH 37032 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-66 - Heath Bridge, Bloomberg road over Chippewa River, Exeland vicinity, Sawyer County, WI