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South Smith Road Bridge (Relocated)

Photos 

East face

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in June 2020

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BH Photo #492435

Description 

The South Smith Road Bridge was relocated several miles to the Luety family farm for a snowmobile trail to cross a small unnamed stream (State Waterbody ID: WI10026078) at a private camping and picnic grounds.

On private property; can be accessed with permission such as for wedding photography on the bridge.

See original location under "Related Bridges" below. There are links there to news articles about the move itself.

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Pratt through truss bridge over unnamed creek on snowmobile trail
Location
Rock County, Wisconsin
Status
Open on private property to authorized pedestrians, bicycles, and snowmobiles
History
Built 1910. Relocated here in 2020.
Builder
- Worden-Allen Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.3 ft.
Also called
Tiffany Bridge
Luety Farm Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.57506, -88.90879   (decimal degrees)
42°34'30" N, 88°54'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/343347/4715393 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92335 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Reassembly is now complete
  • September 8, 2021: New photos from Mark Boettcher
  • March 6, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added, with photos

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mark Boettcher

Comments 

South Smith Road Bridge (Relocated)
Posted April 19, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Facebook has come alive with posts about this bridge. It started with a post by Bill Worden, whose ancestors in the Worden-Allen Company built it. He wants to go on a road trip on US 20, seeing bridges in his family heritage. That led to this bridge, an easy detour from US 20.

The facebook page about this bridge now has a lot of photos and links, of the bridge before, during, and after its move.

https://www.facebook.com/smithroadbridge/