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SOO - Ashland Ore Dock


Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society


View this photo at sah-archipedia.org

BH Photo #503174


Lost Ore dock + Viaduct over Burlington Northern Railroad, Water Street, St. Claire Street, Front Street/Lake Shore Boulevard, Main Street/2nd Street, & Bay City Creek
Ashland, Ashland County, Wisconsin
Removed but not replaced
Deck plate girder over Main/2nd Street built 1910; DPG over Front Street/Lake Shore Boulevard built 1917, DPG over Water Street built 1922; Abandoned 1965;Removed 2011-2013
- Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota (1917 Spans)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin Central Railway (1897-1954) (WC)
43.6 ft DPG over Main Street/2nd street
109.35 ft DPG over US 2/Lake Shore Drive/Front Street
138.14 ft DPG over St. Claire Street
32 ft steel DPG over Water Street
229.30 ft timber trestle over Bay City Creek
209.05 ft DPG over Burlington Northern Railway
Total length: 4,365.9 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.59770, -90.87752   (decimal degrees)
46°35'52" N, 90°52'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/662568/5162648 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashland West
Inventory numbers
WI B02041900000000 (Wisconsin bridge number)
WI P02071200000000 (Wisconsin bridge number)
BH 41917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • August 17, 2021: New photo from Haddon Taylor
  • August 17, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • August 14, 2021: New photos from Luke
  • June 17, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • August 14, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • May 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added lengths to design section.
  • February 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited entry to be for the entirety of the Ore Dock Trestle, added links to imagery.

Related Bridges 



Soo Line - Ashland Ore Dock
Posted August 14, 2016, by Russ (sooironrange [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The dock pictured is the ex-Northern Pacific dock in Superior, Wi.

Soo Line - Ashland Ore Dock
Posted March 27, 2016, by C Sukanen (csukanen [at] hotmail [dot] com )

I'm not sure what dock that is but it is not Ashland