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Chestnut Street Bridge


The East Approach

The bridge is closed to vehicles but is open to pedetrians and bikers. A number of people used the bridge while I was there.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008


BH Photo #121760

Street View 


Bridge built using a secondhand railroad double intersection warren pony truss (lattice pony truss) with the end panels removed


Double Intersection Warren Pony truss bridge over Wisconsin & Southern Railroad on Chestnut Street in Lodi
Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin
Open to pedestrians and bicycle traffic
Built 1896 using a modified secondhand railroad truss
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Riveted double-intersection Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 46.0 ft.
Total length: 97.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.31643, -89.53167   (decimal degrees)
43°18'59" N, 89°31'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/294705/4799067 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 34714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 2, 2022: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 22, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information, noted relocation
  • September 24, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 6, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Railroad Data
  • December 29, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status
  • August 17, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning


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


Chestnut Street Bridge
Posted February 22, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one appears to have been moved here and altered in 1896, including the removal of the outside panels. It appears to be extremely light, even lighter than the confirmed 1883 span that ended up in Washington County. I would expect this one to be late 1870s or early 1880s. Fortunately, I have a blueprint number that I perhaps can track this bridge down with.

This bridge appears to have been similar: