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UP - 1st Avenue Overpass

Photos 

South Elevation

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009

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BH Photo #142157

Description 

Information provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Steel plate girder bridge over 1st Ave on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Town of New Chester, Adams County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Superstructure)
- Bates & Rogers Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Substructure)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Milwaukee, Sparta & Northwestern Railway (MS&NW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 38.1 ft.
Also called
CNW - 1st Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.78944, -89.59889   (decimal degrees)
43°47'22" N, 89°35'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/290897/4851770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oxford
Inventory number
BH 41904 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • March 27, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 24, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Set status to "Open to traffic"
  • July 6, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected bridge data

Sources 

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