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UP - Funk Road Overpass

Photos 

The South Approach

Bt popular demand, a new photo that isn't tinted pink.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #119966

Videos 

East Arch Fly Through Heading South

Video by Mark Boettcher

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Center Arch Fly Through Heading South

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UP Funk Road Bridge Drive Under Heading North

Having a convertible helped. :-)

Video by Mark Boettcher

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Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Funk Road on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910; Rebuilt 1945
Builders
- Cleary-White Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- John Marsh Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Milwaukee, Sparta & Northwestern Railway (MS&NW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Reinforced concrete, filled spandrel, round arch, massive design for locomotive loadings. Each arch has a 15' radius. The piers are heavily buttressed. Built for double tracks, it only carries one track. Pipe rail added in 1928. Rebuilt in 1945 which obliterated the build date on the structure.
Dimensions
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Railroad Bridge 2442
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.16094, -88.35558   (decimal degrees)
43°09'39" N, 88°21'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389796/4779578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Merton
Inventory number
BH 34958 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2022: New video from Mark Boettcher
  • June 11, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • August 28, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected GPS location
  • August 4, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 1, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added data
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to Railroad overpass category
  • March 20, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

Funk Road Bridge
Posted January 22, 2013, by Kristen Westlake (kristenwestlake2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

These Images of the Funk Road Bridge were made by Kristen Westlake of http://www.kristenwestlake.net.

Kristen Westlake is a professional fine art photographer and sells prints of her images. For more nostalgic and bridge photography please see http://www.kristenwestlake.net/galleries/02small-town-and-ru...

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