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UP - Neenah Lake Trestle

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South Elevation

Neenah Lake is a flowage caused by the damming of Neenah Creek. The dam was built to power a grist mill, probably in the mid 19th Century. According to the WDNR, it is about 61 acres in size and reaches a maximum depth of 15 feet. It is located in the Town of Oxford in Marquette County and is also known as the Oxford Mill Pond.

While the age and lineage of this bridge are unknown at this time, it is located a few hundred feet west of the 2nd Court Bridge, a King Bridge built in 1911.

The trestle rests on four rather unusual pier configurations, groupings comprised of four columns, tied together with plate girder beams. The tracks are carried by short, plate girder deck spans across the pier groupings followed by longer spans between the piers.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2009

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BH Photo #144588

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Neenah Lake on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.0 ft.
Total length: 480.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.78425, -89.57564   (decimal degrees)
43°47'03" N, 89°34'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/292750/4851134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oxford
Inventory number
BH 43138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 8, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP - Neenah Lake Trestle
Posted March 2, 2015, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Thank you for adding that information. I was unable to see that plaque, because I respect private property and don't like to go traipsing where I'm not wanted, without permission, that is.

Neenah Lake Trestle
Posted April 4, 2010, by Daniel Fitzgibbon (dssefitz [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge was also built by King Bridge Co. The bridge has a plaque riveted on that says "King Bridge Co. 1910."

I've had a house trailer there on 2nd Ct. since 1992.