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Rochester Plank Road Bridge

Map 

Description 

First bridge was wooden and built in 1836; This bridge replaced the wooden bridge and was washed out in 1881; another bridge replaced this one. More detailed narrative and photo available at: http://rochesterwi.us/resourceshistory.aspx

Location is a best guess from internet imagery.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Fox River on Abandoned section of Plank Road
Location
Racine County, Wisconsin
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1851
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.70158, -88.24763   (decimal degrees)
42°42'06" N, 88°14'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/397816/4728431 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rochester
Inventory number
BH 54853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,674)
Built 1851 (40)
Built during 1850s (419)
Destroyed by flood (484)
Lost (25,318)
Lost 1881 (6)
Lost during 1880s (76)
Racine County, Wisconsin (24)
Through truss (15,291)
Truss (33,159)
Wisconsin (1,515)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2012: Added by Don Morrison

Sources 

  • Don Morrison