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Astico County Park Bridge


Looking southeast

Spans are joined at new concrete pier constructed in the river channel

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in November 2011


BH Photo #220965

Street View 


Pony truss ca. 1885 for the Chicago & North Western Railroad at an unknown locationand reinforced 1891 before being reconstructed and moved to Scofield Road near Lebanon in 1910 to cross a new main line. Through truss span was built Ca. 1907 at Ninabuck Road nearby, before being replaced in 1996. Spans were refurbished and installed in 2006.


Pratt through truss bridge over Crawfish River on Trail
Astico, Dodge County, Wisconsin
Open to pedestrians
Structures moved here in 2006
- Alden & Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Scofield Road pony truss)
1-64' riveted Double Intersection Warren Pony Truss
1-126' pin connected Pratt Through Truss
Total length: 192.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.32620, -88.94977   (decimal degrees)
43°19'34" N, 88°56'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/341918/4798885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 50329 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed GPS
  • February 22, 2021: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 3, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • April 20, 2014: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • October 1, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Removed build year--these bridges were relocated here.
  • November 27, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: added "build" date
  • November 26, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

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Astico County Park Bridge
Posted February 22, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe the pony span of this bridge may be approximately as old as the formerly nearby Poplar Grove Road bridge, which was later moved to Washington County. I figure Ca. 1885 would be an appropriate date for that span.

Astico County Park Bridge
Posted January 22, 2013, by Kristen Westlake (kristenwestlake2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is amazing at sunrise and in the winter!

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