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CN - Wolf River Swing Bridge (before conversion)

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CN - Wolf River Bridge (Old)

Swing pier machinery removed and lift machinery installed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #309935

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Canadian National Former Soo Line RR
Location
Gills Landing, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Status
Converted to vertical lift operation, using existing bridge structure.
History
Built 1950
Design
Deck plate girder swing
(see separate listing for status after conversion to vertical lift operation)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.30603, -88.87987   (decimal degrees)
44°18'22" N, 88°52'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/350058/4907582 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Weyauwega
Inventory number
BH 64833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1950 (582)
Built during 1950s (3,862)
Deck girder (5,829)
Gills Landing, Wisconsin (1)
Girder (10,377)
Movable (3,006)
Open (40,019)
Owned by railroad (12,596)
Plate girder (8,048)
Swing (1,475)
Waupaca County, Wisconsin (28)
Wisconsin (1,515)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2015: Updated by Robert Thompson: Corrected erroneous information.
  • December 18, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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CN - Wolf River Swing Bridge (Old)
Posted April 20, 2015, by Robert Thompson

The bridge has not been replaced. The existing bridge was modified to allow vertical lifting, instead of swing operation. The same old steel is there...