This bridge has the appearance of a swing bridge but there is no evidence that this was ever intended to be, or installed, as a movable span.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning
BH Photo #141841
As of June 2013 the bridge is under a two month conversion to accommodate a multi-use trail going from the old Sheboygan depot on Pennsylvania Avenue to Martin Avenue, using the abandoned CNW right of way, with probable expansion using the entire ROW from North Avenue to Mead Avenue in the future.
As to the comment about this bridge having the appearance of being a swing bridge yes it was at one point. The initial swing bridge that was there was made of wood and it was replaced around 1950ish this is why the center pier is in the river to this day. The bridge is still useable but the railroad abandonded the tracks on both sides of it at several crossings...(waste of steel just sitting there huh....)