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CN - Lush Street Swing Bridge

Photos 

West Elevation

This is the view of the navigation channel from the Friendship Recreational Trail that crosses the Fox Cities Trestle.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2009

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BH Photo #141142

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder bridge over Fox River Navigation Channel on Canadian National Railway
Location
Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905
Railroads
- Fox Valley & Western Ltd. (FVW)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.20000, -88.45773   (decimal degrees)
44°12'00" N, 88°27'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/383520/4895119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neenah
Inventory number
BH 42728 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • October 9, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 29, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 30, 2011: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • November 22, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Railroad Data
  • June 30, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • June 6, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Robert Thompson
  • Douglas Butler
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Lush Street Swing Bridge
Posted June 30, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Fascinating stuff J.R.

The former Indiana Central University (I believe it is now the University of Indianapolis) used to offer a course called Ferroquinology. I believe it was the study of railroad history and model railroading.

Lush Street Swing Bridge
Posted June 30, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

A model railroad club has used this congested industrial area of Menasha, Wisconsin, as a prototype for a model railroad layout. They have a working model of this swing bridge, and they also have the Tayco Street Bascule Bridge represented as a part of the model. (There are also photos of the Tayco Street Bridge model are that page.)

I received the kind permission of Mr. Bill Wilder, who took the photos, to reproduce his photos of the model railroad on the Bridge Hunter website.

Be sure to check out the photos of this enchanting model and, as you're looking at these photos, remember that this layout is in Great Britain!