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WAND - Tyler Forks Arch

Photo 

Tyler Forks

Looking south from the nearby Wisconsin state highway 77 (which also has a bridge, but that isn't in BH yet)

Photo taken by Bruce Oldenberg

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BH Photo #516004

Description 

Railroad was operated by WC, Soo Line RR, WC Ltd, then embargoed in the mid 1980's. Re-started by shortline operator Wisconsin and Michigan Railway Company (WIMI) with reporting mark WAND. Their last train in 1995 was a funeral train to remove 30 cars, locomotives, cabooses, Algoma Central passenger cars, and a Jordan Spreader. Rails were removed in the late 1990's. The old village or train siding of Tyler Forks is a mile west of this arch. The arch is in a 'dip' in the railroad. In the 'early' days, a caboose was parked here while a train was working nearby. Some cars rolled fast downhill, into the caboose, killing the conductor.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tyler Forks on railroad
Location
Iron County, Wisconsin
Status
Rails removed in the late 1990's
History
Built 1905
Railroads
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin & Michigan Railway Co. (WAND)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
- Wisconsin Central Railway (1897-1954) (WC)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.34729, -90.49482   (decimal degrees)
46°20'50" N, 90°29'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692762/5135685 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 96006 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added categories and other stuff
  • January 21, 2022: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg

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