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Fond Du Lac Railroad Bridge

Fond Du Lac Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: October 22, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Chicago and NorthWestern) Over Fond du Lac River
Location
Fond Du Lac: Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1895 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1960
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 bridge is an example of a lattice truss bridge. A number of these bridges in this region, usually former Chicago and NorthWestern bridges, are on active Canadian National lines and targeted for demolition and replacement. This bridge however is abandoned and if it faces demolition, it will be for no purpose. This bridge would be great to turn into a rail-trail crossing, either here, or in a new location. The unusual and visually pleasing lattice truss design is historically significant and worth preserving, in addition being worth saving for its beauty. This wide bridge was designed to handle two railroad tracks, but appears that when the tracks were removed, it was only using one set of tracks. Reportedly, the bridge was built in 1895, widened in 1902, and one 1895 approach span was removed ca. 1960.

Above: Aerial view of bridge, August 20, 2020. Click for enlargement. Photo Credit: Doug Heim, Angelcopter, LLC

Above: Aerial view of bridge, August 20, 2020. Click for enlargement. Photo Credit: Doug Heim, Angelcopter, LLC

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Note: The downloadable high quality version of this video (available on the video page) is well worth the download since it offers excellent 1080 HD detail and is vastly more impressive than the compressed streaming video. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.

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