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WSOR - Goette Road Overpass


View Of Bridge From Highway, Looking West

Photo taken by Martin Stupich, June 17, 1987 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #119343

Street View 


Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives


Stone arch bridge over Halweg Road on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Sauk County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1878, Widened 1896
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
A rock-faced, sandstone arch bridge with a single arch that springs 2 feet above grade and rises 12 feet over a span of 24 feet. There are step-staired wing walls on both sides. The elongated keystone is 2 feet in height. It is Wisconsin's earliest known single-vault, stone-arch railroad bridge. (The oldest stone arch bridge in the state is the Tiffany Stone Bridge in Turtle, Wisconsin.)
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
CNW Goette Road Overpass
C&NW Bridge # 344
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.39303, -89.68209   (decimal degrees)
43°23'35" N, 89°40'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/282781/4807955 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 34935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • February 24, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 4, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is now state owned
  • June 17, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 12, 2011: New photos from Eric Hanson
  • June 22, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • June 4, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected GPS coordinates, location and added to "Railroad" category
  • August 2, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning


  • HAER WI-39 - Chicago & North Western Railway Bridge No. 344, Spanning Goette Road, Merrimac vicinity, Sauk County, WI
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Eric Hanson
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com