Mile bridge looking east circa 1915. The quarry is now the location of Fritse Park.
Photo coutesy of the Neenah Historical Society.
BH Photo #415323
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.
- Timber stringer bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts on Chicago & North Western Railway
- Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1862; Piles replaced 1874; Replaced 1910
- - Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Timber stringer
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:
- Land survey
- T.20N.-R.17E. Section 15 and 16
- 747 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 79880 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- 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