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Hurley Railroad Overpass West

Hurley Railroad Overpass West

Primary Photographer(s): James Rouse

Bridge Documented: April 22, 2007

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Key Facts

Near Hurley: Iron County, Wisconsin: United States
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
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a gorgeous four panel truss bridge that once separated two railroad grades. Today both lines are abandoned, but remain in use for snowmobiles. The bridge's structural steel is built-up, and V-lacing is present on all members, and also under the top chord and end post, and the bottom chord. The portal bracing and one set of sway bracing features a lattice design. The bridge is seated on concrete abutments.

This bridge is technologically significant as an example of a Baltimore truss, which is less common than the mainstream truss configurations, the Pratt and the Warren. It is also locally significant as one of the last remaining metal truss bridges of any kind in northern Wisconsin. 


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