GB&W - Sturgeon Bay Swing Bridge
This was a dual-use span, providing a toll vehicle roadway and also providing the Ahnapee and Western Railroad a rail link to the shipyards across the bay. Vehicle traffic had to be cleared off the bridge before a train crossing. With the construction of the Michigan St. Bridge in 1931, it was closed to non-rail traffic. The new bridge was situated in such a way to make ship navigation difficult; this may have led to the ship collision with the Michigan St. bridge in 1960. After the demise of the A&WRR, the bridge was demolished to improve ship navigation.
- Lost Through truss bridge over Sturgeon Bay
- Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
- Built in 1887; rail line added in 1994; abandoned in 1968; removed in 1973
- - Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- - Ahnapee & Western Railway (AHW)
- Green Bay & Western Railroad (GB&W)
- It was originally accessed from shore via a wooden trestle, which was later filled in to create a causeway. The causeway remains, and is reused as a public park with a splendid view of the shipyards and the Michigan St. bridge.
- Also called
- A&W - Sturgeon Bay Swing Bridge
Sturgeon Bay Toll Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.83328, -87.38321 (decimal degrees)
44°49'60" N, 87°22'60" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/469709/4964501 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Sturgeon Bay West
- 580 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 48326 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 3, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- September 14, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
- October 6, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
- December 16, 2014: Updated by Robert Thompson: Updated buil date and builder.
- March 19, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Railroad", "Rail-and-Road", "Ahnapee & Western Railway", "Green Bay & Western Railroad"
- March 2, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson