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CNW - Big Bull Falls Bridge

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CNW - Big Bull Falls Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #495165

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1890; Replaced 1914
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railway (MLS&W)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 261.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #D39
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.95980, -89.63429   (decimal degrees)
44°57'35" N, 89°38'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/292232/4981861 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 10, 2021: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

CNW - Big Bull Falls Bridge
Posted April 10, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Blueprints on an identical bridge to the east say that the truss bridge must be disassembled for reuse. The big question is, where did these spans end up?