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Peshtigo Northern Railroad Bridge

Peshtigo Northern Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 1, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Rail-Trail) Over Peshtigo River
Location
Peshtigo: Marinette 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
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Railroad pony truss bridges are uncommon, since plate girder spans were more common for short spans and through truss spans were more common for longer spans. As such, this bridge is unusual as a railroad pony truss, and is even more unusual as a multi-span example. The bridge's members and chords and mostly composed of riveted, built-up beams. While difficult to describe in exact terms, the design of the built-up beams on this bridge are unusual, and differ from traditional railroad truss bridge construction. This bridge's spans, with its unusual built-up beams are stylistically similar to a bridge associated with the Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad. The bridge was converted for pedestrian use to allow for pedestrian crossing of the river during replacement of a nearby highway bridge. However, the bridge remained open to pedestrians following the completion of the new highway bridge. The bridge no longer was serving trains, as the paper mill it once led to is gone.

Above: Aerial view of bridge, September 1, 2020. Click for enlargement. Photo Credit: Doug Heim, Angelcopter, LLC

Above: Aerial view of bridge, September 1, 2020. Click for enlargement. Photo Credit: Doug Heim, Angelcopter, LLC

Above: Aerial view of bridge, September 1, 2020. Click for enlargement. Photo Credit: Doug Heim, Angelcopter, LLC

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