This abandoned state standard through truss bridge is situated in a stunningly beautiful setting. It crosses the rocky Chippewa River. This section of the river is special today because it only carries some of the river's water, acting as a sort of spillway for a nearby dam. The rest of the water flows through the Jim Falls Dam. East of this bridge is a section of land that separates the old riverbed from the start of the Old Abe Lake reservoir. The dam itself is southeast of the bridge. The bridge is a two lane state standard truss so it would appear this bridge originally provided the highway crossing in this area (rather then being a purpose-built dam service/access bridge), which is today served by the CR-Y Bridge immediately south of the dam. It is not clear if this bridge's service was ended by the construction of this dam (if the bridge is older than the dam). Or perhaps the old road once crossed the dam itself east of this bridge to get to the eastern bank of this pair of waterways.
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