WC - Park Falls Bridge (1897)
Wisconsin Central RR bridge 1896-1927
WC RR bridge
Price County Historical Soc 8514 scan by John Berg
BH Photo #465904
The first bridge in this location is Bridgehunter.com ID of 88174.
This second bridge allowed some clearance underneath so the Flambeau Paper Company could pass underneath, hugging the river bank.
The history record came from the Roadway Completion Report of the Wisconsin Central / M.St.P.and S.S.M Ry. Co. as show on AFE (Authorization for Expenditure) W-244-27 dated April 5, 1929.
The AFE paper record is in the library of the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society. (with a thank you to Emory L.)
To see a similar bridge, look at the railroad bridge in Valders, Wis.
- Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flambeau River
- Park Falls, Price County, Wisconsin
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1896, from Wisconsin Bridge and Iron, replaced 1927
- - Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- - Wisconsin Central Railroad (1871-1897) (WC)
- Wisconsin Central Railway (1897-1954) (WC)
- Pratt through truss
Span length: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 24.0 ft.
- Also called
- Railroad bridge number A-375-A
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +45.93210, -90.44705 (decimal degrees)
45°55'56" N, 90°26'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/697920/5089672 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 88175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 11, 2020: Updated by Luke: Edited builder to be for pre-existing category
- February 11, 2020: New photo from Bruce Oldenberg