Approach plate girder spans have been preserved as a fishing pier.
This was a swing bridge crossing the navigable Fox River in Oshkosh WI. The swing span was a symmetrical through truss on a center pier. After the rail route was abandoned and removed, the bridge sat idle for years. The swing span was removed a few years ago; the approach spans on the south have been retained as a fishing pier.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.01680, -88.54943(decimal degrees) 44°01'00" N, 88°32'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
747 ft. above sea level
USGS topographic map
BH 43695 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
December 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Thompson: Corrected rail line (Soo Line vs. Milwaukee Road). Thanks to Randall Vos for the information.
December 2, 2009: Updated by Robert Thompson: minor edits
Posted December 15, 2009, by Randall Vos (r_vos1979 [at] yahoo [dot] com)
That bridge is actually ex-Soo Line, nee Wisconsin Central, it was abandoned in 1993 after the new Wisconsin Central re-routed all the traffic to the ex-CNW bridge. Milwaukee Road never crossed the Fox River with a bridge of their own.