CN - Lower Burger Swing Bridge
Manitowoc "downstream" Swing Bridge
Burger Boat is on the right; Manitowoc Cement is on the left.
Photo taken by Robert Thompson in February 2011
BH Photo #193339
This bridge, located between Burger Boat Co. (est. 1863) and the former Manitowoc Cement Co., provided rail service to the Manitowoc Shipbuilding shipyard and to the Ann Arbor Car Ferry docks beyond. This rail line crossed the Manitowoc River again 500 feet beyond on a bascule bridge, also listed. Historical photos show the bridge was built before 1910; it remains hand-operated until this day. Since both Manitowoc Shipbuilding and the Ann Arbor car ferry docks are defunct, the bridge is kept in the open position to allow yacht-builder Burger Boat unrestricted water access. The bridge was declared an obstacle to navigation and removed in the summer of 2011.
- Bridge over Manitowoc River on Railroad
- Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
- Removed but not replaced
- Built 1906
- - Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
- Swing span
Span length: 295.0 ft.
Total length: 295.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.09841, -87.66850 (decimal degrees)
44°05'54" N, 87°40'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/446491/4883019 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 576 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 48039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 7, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
- September 15, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
- December 5, 2011: Updated by Robert Thompson: Updated status; added removal year to description.
- February 6, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson