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Sawyer Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Distant View To Northwest. Subject Bridge And Its Setting

This bridge replaced a washed-out bridge. By shifting the road, the town saved a substantial amount of money vs. replacing the washed-out span in the original location.

Photo taken by John N. Vogel, November 1996, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120081

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Black River on Sawyer Avenue in Town of Hammel
Location
Town of Hammel, Taylor County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1906; Replaced 1997; Status unknown
Builder
- Hennepin Bridge Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Design
Two span, single lane, 5 panel Pratt Standard pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 173.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.14600, -90.55184   (decimal degrees)
45°08'46" N, 90°33'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692461/5002085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Perkinstown
Inventory number
BH 37087 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-99 - Sawyer Avenue Bridge, Spanning Black River, Hammel vicinity, Taylor County, WI