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Beaver Dam Road Bridge

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Here's where it was

Looking east. Beaver Dam Road is a farm road that crossed the river here, continued east for several hundred feet, then angled north. (You can see extant pavement in the distance.) The road was cut by the upgrade of US 41 to freeway status, relegating this section of road, and this bridge, superfluous.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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Overview
Lost Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rock River on Beaver Dam Road in Town of Addison
Location
Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin
Status
Removed
History
Built 1896; Bridge extant 1996; Removed, date uknown;
Design
Metal, pinned, bedstead pony truss, virtually identical to the Riveredge Park Bridge in Allenton, about 3 miles south of this location. Although the maker of this bridge is officially unknown, it appears to have been built by Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 14.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.45425, -88.36720   (decimal degrees)
43°27'15" N, 88°22'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389385/4812168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allenton
Inventory number
BH 37243 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-41 - Beaver Dam Road Bridge, Spanning Rock River, on Beaver Dam Road, Addison, Washington County, WI