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Mile Bridge

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Mile Bridge

Mile bridge looking east circa 1915. The quarry is now the location of Fritse Park.

Photo coutesy of the Neenah Historical Society.

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BH Photo #415323

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Description 

This was originally a pile bridge constructed in 1862. Weekly Manufacturer Mar. 27, 1862. It received new piles in 1874. Neenah Gazette Mar. 14, 1874. By 1909, it was in very bad condition, and was removed the following year.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1862; Piles replaced 1874; Replaced 1910
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 1,537.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Little Lake Butte des Morts Trestle (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.20459, -88.46889   (decimal degrees)
44°12'17" N, 88°28'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/382638/4895645 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neenah
Land survey
T.20N.-R.17E. Section 15 and 16
Elevation
747 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 79880 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Removed substurcture contractor for modern bridge that replaced this one; Re-added lost date
  • January 17, 2018: Updated by Don Nussbaum: Corrected mistakes and added new info.
  • January 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Reverted design back to pile trestle
  • January 2, 2018: Updated by Don Nussbaum: Added photos of underside and changed timber stringer to steel stringer.
  • December 31, 2017: Updated by Luke: Edited info to be for the 1862 bridge
  • December 31, 2017: Added by Don Nussbaum

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Don Nussbaum

Comments 

Mile Bridge
Posted January 2, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Don,

I enjoy seeing pictures of this bridge. However, they are slightly misplaced. They should be located on the page for the successor bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/wi/winnebago/bh42483/

Happy bridgehunting!