Abandoned Forest Street Underpass (South)

Trestle and Steel Stringer Bridge over Forest Street
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

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Name Abandoned Forest Street Underpass (South)
Built By Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway
Contractor Unknown
Last Owned By City of Eau Claire
Length 104 Feet Total, 30 Foot Main Span
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 20 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Steel Stringer and Trestle
Substructure Type Timber Pile
Date Built 1918
Date Removed 2017
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge has been Removed)
Current Status Removed
Significance Local Significance
A brief history of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Elroy-St. Paul mainline:


The southern of two bridges in this area, this structure was taller and larger than the northern structure.
Built in 1918, the bridge featured a single I-Beam span, approached by trestle spans. The bridge rests on wooden substructures.
Bridges like this have been constructed for many years on all American railroads. However, this bridge was removed in 2017.

The author ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.


Source Type


Build Date 2016 National Bridge Inventory
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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