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Nemadji River bridge


Photo taken by Mike Olszewski

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BH Photo #244453



This abandoned bridge is hiding in the woods on the Nemadji River, difficult to get to but easily viewed on Bing with the Bird's eye feature. The bridge apparently once carried Hammond Avenue from the south, which becomes E. Limits Rd north of the bridge. The main span is intact, but the northern approach is missing. It appears the bridge is still accessible from the south, but the road leading to it may be privately owned. Pieces of the deck are missing, so take caution if you venture out onto the bridge.


Pratt through truss bridge over Nemadji River on E Hammond Ave/E Limits Rd
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin
Damaged by fire and abandoned in 1976
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pin-connected 6-panel Pratt through truss
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.65286, -92.09783   (decimal degrees)
46°39'10" N, 92°05'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/569031/5166984 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 50279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 20, 2011: Added by Matt Lohry


  • Matt Lohry


Nemadji River bridge
Posted January 7, 2015, by Matt (mattman_7 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one is hard to get to. The East entrance seemed a bit iffy, quite possibly private, the turnaround was right in front of a house and just parking there would be suspicious. The North side was also a bit iffy, there was some huge sign that seemed to indicate the road was private, or something there was private, but the angle of the sign made it unclear where the privateness actually was.

Nemadji River bridge
Posted December 8, 2012, by Mike Olszewski (molszewski99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was out there Nov 20 and shot many photos. Definitely built by Wisconsin Bridge and Iron. I was told by locals the bridge was closed after a fire in 1976 and left abandoned. Access from the North is still municipal property, access from the East is on private property, but they gave me permission easily to go photograph it.