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CN - Woodson Park Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in September 2012


BH Photo #268079

Street View 


Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Canadian National Railway
Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built after 1918 using old parts
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 332.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.96015, -89.63218   (decimal degrees)
44°57'37" N, 89°37'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/292400/4981894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wausau West
Inventory number
BH 52314 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 15, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 7, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 30, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks



CN - Woodson Park Bridge
Posted April 1, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Confirmed that this bridge was built in 1919, as it does not show up in the 1918 valuation records, but does show up on a 1919 map as the current configuration. I am currently looking for structural plans for this bridge, which I believe will confirm that this bridge is indeed from Rochester, Minnesota (see my previous comment).

CN - Woodson Park Bridge
Posted December 18, 2018, by John Marvig

After a day of research with former C&NW bridge records, I found this bridge was not at this location in 1918. However, it was clearly brought in from another location. The attatched photo is a truss across the Zumbro River near Rochester, Minnesota. The spans at Rochester and here match lengths, and are identical trusses. The Rochester bridge was replaced between 1919 and 1920. Could these be the same spans?