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C&NW - Stream Bridge

Photo 

“Two engines as they appeared immediately after they had collided near the center of a small bridge: the freight train was backing on to a siding to make way for the other” - Popular Mechanics

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Description 

Not sure of exact position. Resource says 2 miles south of Janesville, Wisconsin over a small stream.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Stream on C&NW Railroad
Location
Rock County, Wisconsin
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Deck plate girder with wooden supports
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62718, -88.99409   (decimal degrees)
42°37'38" N, 88°59'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/336483/4721342 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91029 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Chicago & North Western Railway (1,410)
Deck girder (5,865)
Girder (10,429)
Plate girder (8,089)
Railroad (15,767)
Rock County, Wisconsin (47)
Unknown status (1,512)
Wisconsin (1,517)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2020: Added by Dave King

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Comments 

C&NW - Stream Bridge
Posted October 24, 2020, by Doug K

I added a link to the Web Archive page for the news article- direct link has no access.

Looking at old topo maps, 2 miles southeast from 1906 Janesville shows Spring Brook a likely crossing.