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WSOR - Main Street Overpass

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WSOR Main Street Bridge

NBI says 1890, and I wouldn't doubt it. Assuming that date is correct, these deck girders are some of the oldest railroad girders in the midwest.

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2014

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BH Photo #285657

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Main Street on Wisconsin & Southern Railway
Location
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1890, Widened 1896
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.68724, -89.02701   (decimal degrees)
42°41'14" N, 89°01'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/333943/4728075 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Janesville West
Inventory number
BH 61373 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 14, 2014: Added by John Marvig

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