Cheese Country Trail - Pecatonica River Bridge
Bridge is likely one of the most unique in Southern Wisconsin. It consists of numerous different pieces, added at different times.
The substructures were built at two separate times. The stone substructures were built in 1880.
On the west side, spans #1 and #2 are of similar construction. They were both constructed in 1881 for the original two span bridge. Both spans are 103' Pratt Through Trusses with Pin Connections, and 5 panels each. Both have lattice type portals. They are supported by stone substructures.
On the east side, spans #3 and #4 are also of similar construction. Both contain lighter pin connections. Span #3 is 6 panels and 103' while span #4 is 7 panels and 120', with a skewed east end. Both contain a decorative portal bracing. The piers supporting these spans are wooden pile piers. These spans were added after 1919, and were built at at an unknown location in Wisconsin in approximately 1886.
Dates come from the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library
- Pratt through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Cheese Country Trail
- Green County, Wisconsin
- Open to pedestrians, equestrians, and ATV users
- Built 1881, Two Spans Built Ca. 1886 and Relocated Here Ca. 1930
- - Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 440.0 ft.
- Also called
- MILW Pecatonica River Bridge
Browntown Railroad Bridge
Brownton Trail Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.58027, -89.80994 (decimal degrees)
42°34'49" N, 89°48'36" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/269405/4718033 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 54053 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 28, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- April 4, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information, commentary and many catagories
- January 15, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
- February 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Pin-connected"
- October 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited status description and fixed typos in the spelling of "Cheese"
- October 23, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and circa date.
- October 21, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Wooden deck", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"