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Tiffany Stone Bridge

Tiffany Stone Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: June 30, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Union Pacific) Over Turtle Creek
Location
Tiffany: Rock County, Wisconsin: United States
Structure Type
Stone Semicircular Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1869 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
5 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge appears to have been built in 1869, and as such it may be the oldest stone bridge in Wisconsin. It is also a relatively large stone arch bridge both in terms of individual span length and in terms of its multi-span configuration.

The bridge retains decent overall historic integrity, but has been altered with the addition of a concrete arch ring, which was attached to the intrados of the stone arch.

Union Pacific, the owner of this historic bridge, blocked the listing of this bridge in the National Register of Historic Places by submitting a formal objection to the proposed listing of the bridge. This suggests that Union Pacific does not have respect and concern for the historic infrastructure that they are privileged to own today. This was a poor decision for the company from a public relations standpoint.

 

In June 2020, Mark Boettcher kindly provided some beautiful drone photos of this bridge, as shown below (click for enlargements). He also has three YouTube drone videos available: Video 1 (Tiffany Railroad Bridge - SE to NW), Video 2 (Tiffany Railroad Bridge Fly-Out), Video 3 (Railroad Bridge Tracks and Fly Back).

Above: Aerial view of bridge. Photo Credit: Mark Boettcher.

Above: Aerial view of bridge. Photo Credit: Mark Boettcher.

Above: Aerial view of bridge. Photo Credit: Mark Boettcher.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
42.580800,-88.923250

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