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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: September 13, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Union Pacific) Over Railroad (Union Pacific)
Location
Milwaukee: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: Pennsylvania Steel Company of Steelton, Pennsylvania

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

Lattice trusses (sometimes called Warren Quadrangular trusses) range from uncommon to rare on a national scale, but are much more common locally in Wisconsin and particularly the Milwaukee, relatively speaking. This is because Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, whose former lines run through Wisconsin, built this bridge type frequently. This is an impressive example that is accessible by parking in the back of a large dog daycare center.

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