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Amherst Junction Viaduct


The West Face

This is a massive structure but it is also difficult to shoot. The east face is completely hidden by foliage and I hope I can get back during the winter or spring to shoot it when the leaves are gone. From here, this line curves to the south and goes through Amherst on the Wilson Street, Lincoln Street and Main Street Bridges. (In that order.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009


BH Photo #144102


Viaduct over single track of Canadian National Railway on 2nd Street (plus single track of former Green Bay and Western Railroad) in Amherst Junction
Amherst Junction, Portage County, Wisconsin
Built 1908
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Green Bay & Western Railroad (GB&W)
Concrete slab viaduct
Length of largest span: 24.6 ft.
Total length: 27.6 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.46917, -89.31250   (decimal degrees)
44°28'09" N, 89°18'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/316063/4926585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory number
BH 38972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 7, 2020: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg
  • August 5, 2019: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg
  • August 3, 2009: New photos from J.R. Manning



Amherst Junction Viaduct
Posted September 26, 2021, by Roy (snapcracklejeffx [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are some recent pictures I got of the track.

Amherst Junction Viaduct
Posted September 7, 2020, by Bruce Oldenberg

The blue line shows where the Green Bay and Western crossed over the Wisconsin Central. This is now the east end of the west half of the Tomorrow River Trail for bicycles and horses. A nice park with restroom is near here.

I put the word 'Depot' on the trees where the two-level depot once stood.