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UP - Watertown Plank Road Overpass

Photos 

The east side

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in March 2008

BH Photo #113413

Video 

Wauwatosa, WI - UP Watertown Plank Road Bridge

Mark Boettcher

Play video on YouTube

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge bridge over Canadian Pacific Railway on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Cleary-White Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Substructure)
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Milwaukee, Sparta & Northwestern Railway (MS&NW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Main span: Riveted, 7-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Total length: 490.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Underwood Creek Bridge
UP/CP Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04640, -88.04965   (decimal degrees)
43°02'47" N, 88°02'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/414508/4766502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wauwatosa
Inventory number
BH 34884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2021: New video from Mark Boettcher
  • October 27, 2021: New photo from Mark Boettcher
  • June 15, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: corrected build date, added builders
  • June 7, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway"
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to Railroad overpass category
  • March 29, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning

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