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CNW - Wisconsin Avenue Overpass


West Face

Note the original brick pavers on Wisconsin Avenue.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2009


BH Photo #141635


Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wisconsin Ave on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Built 1906, Removed 2013
- Smeeth Foundry Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.75318, -87.72129   (decimal degrees)
43°45'11" N, 87°43'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/441931/4844712 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sheboygan North
Inventory number
BH 42818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Removed
  • June 26, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • June 25, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • June 19, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


CNW - Wisconsin Avenue Overpass
Posted March 19, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While a common style of bridge, it's a bummer this one got torn down. I have not seen this builder anywhere else (yet).

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
Posted June 27, 2013, by Nathan S. (mantra720 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of June 2013 the bridge is being repurposed as part of a rail-to-trail conversion from Pennsylvania Avenue to Martin Avenue, with future expansion possible.

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
Posted March 7, 2010, by ryan (spottedleopard [at] chartr [dot] net)

Most of the limestone that was used for constructon of various projects in the area in the 1900's was taken from a nearbuy quarry as the rail line had tracks leading to it. The Quarry & Railroad suffered a severe blow when the workers at the quarry hit a artesian spring the quarry filled before workers could remove the equipment including rail cars, locomotive, steam shovel, ect - all equipment was lost. instersting twist to our area rail history.....

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge
Posted March 7, 2010, by ryan (spottedleopard [at] charter [dot] net)

This bridge is useable but rail crossings at intersections on both sides of the bridge have been removed. The remainder of rail line and right of way still exzists inbetween streets. Rail traffic stopped using this line (aka the lower belt line or passenger line as the passenger station was not far from here) in 1990 due to lack of industry, passenger service needing service on this line as there are 2 lines thru town that connect on both ends of the city. Freight switching uses the upper belt line. No large freight trains pass thru the area as track ownership north of the city was sold 1990ish.