Rating:
2 votes

Eisenbahn Trail - Woodford Road Overpass

Photos 

South face from below

This is a former Chicago & Northwestern right-of-way, converted to the Eisenbahn Recreational Trail. (Look it up in a German-English dictionary.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2007

BH Photo #111209

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over the Eisenbahn Recreational Trail (former CNW) on Woodford Drive
Location
Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic but signed
History
Built 1910
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Dimensions
Span length: 34.5 ft.
Total length: 34.5 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Also called
CNW - Woodford Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.45192, -88.18849   (decimal degrees)
43°27'07" N, 88°11'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/403840/4811687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Bend
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
47
Inventory number
BH 36169 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Railroad"
  • March 7, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • February 15, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Data and added GPS coordinates
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to Railroad overpass category
  • February 5, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Comments 

Eisenbahn Trail - Woodford Road Overpass
Posted February 22, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The ones I see around here are usually on driven pilings or poured concrete. I like the stone--it lends an air of permanence that most of these wooden structures lack.

Eisenbahn Trail - Woodford Road Overpass
Posted February 22, 2019, by John Marvig

Clark,

This design is common for these types of spans:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/boone/77860/

Probably the only reason why the substructure of this bridge isnít rated worse.

Eisenbahn Trail - Woodford Road Overpass
Posted February 22, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Unusual stone footings?

Eisenbahn Trail - Woodford Road Overpass
Posted February 22, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This appears to be a railroad bridge that was gutted and rebuild for road use, a common technique on the C&NW.