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CN - Little Suamico River Bridge

Photos 

Taken from the Grosse Road bridge

I couldn't help but notice this fine specimen just to the west of the Grosse Road bridge...

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in March 2011

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BH Photo #194942

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Suamico River on Canadian Pacific Railroad
Location
Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced an earlier bridge of at least partial timber construction. The pilings remain under the current bridge.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Standard riveted steel construction; bridge piers are local dolomite stone.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.70919, -88.00953   (decimal degrees)
44°42'33" N, 88°00'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/420031/4951141 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Suamico
Elevation
585 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48372 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Railroad"
  • March 5, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

Comments 

Little Suamico Railroad Bridge
Posted April 22, 2013, by Jim Hanna (jimsjoynt [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is an old C&NW bridge, now owned by the Canadian National not the Canadian Pacific.

The old C&NW bridge at Oconto may have been built to swing, I was born in Oconto 64 years ago. That bridge never did turn.