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Lower Road Bridge

   


Lower Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): James Rouse

Bridge Documented: May 25, 2007
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Lower Road (Old WI-10) Over Vaughn Creek
Location
Rural: Iron County, Wisconsin
Structure Type
Concrete Slab, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a very small bridge that was built perhaps in the 1920s-1930s. During this time, and earlier as well, engineers wanted even the smallest bridges to look attractive. This bridge is a perfect example of this, with the concrete railings that feature inset rectangles, a common form of architectural expression during this time. This bridge is located on a quiet dirt road that was at one time a state trunkline. This bridge is likely a standard plan structure, and as such a good example of small-scale bridge construction in Wisconsin similar to the Fisher Road Bridges seen in Michigan.

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