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Red Cedar State Trail - Downsville Bridge

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Downsville Railroad Bridge

Looking North into truss

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2012

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BH Photo #232079

Description 

Built 1881/2 , at Byron, Illinois; Relocated here 1905

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Red Cedar State Trail
Location
Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1881/2, Relocated here 1905
Builder
- Rust & Coolidge of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
6 Spans Trestle
1-150' Skewed Pratt Truss
12 Spans Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 370.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #M-522
Downsville Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.77673, -91.94002   (decimal degrees)
44°46'36" N, 91°56'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583866/4958694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Menomonie South
Inventory number
BH 52457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: confirmed build date and history
  • October 1, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 31, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • June 17, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 14, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • May 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • May 13, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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