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Menominee River Trail Bridge

Quadrangular Deck Truss Bridge over Menominee River
Rural Florence County, Wisconsin
To
Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan

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Name Menominee River Trail Bridge
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor American Bridge Company of New York
Currently Owned By State of Wisconsin/State of Michigan
Length 386 Feet Total, 128 Foot Main Spans
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 50 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Double Intersection Warren Deck Truss and Deck Girder
Substructure Type Stone Masonry
Date Built 1911
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is a Trail)
Current Status Rails to Trails
C&NW Bridge Number 767
Significance Moderate Significance
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western route from Powers to Ashland:


06/26/21


This large and iconic deck truss bridge crosses the Menominee River northwest of Iron Mountain, Michigan.

The bridge is a centerpiece on the State Line Trail in the area. The structure features two large Double Intersection Warren Deck Truss spans, set on massive stone block piers.
In addition, the bridge is approached by a deck girder span on either end.

The bridge overall appears to be in excellent condition with little structural deterioration noted. It can be accessed from a set of stairs on Frei Drive.

The bridge has been ranked as being moderately significant by the author due to the more modern age of the structure. However, the structure is still an exemplary example of this design.

The photo above is an overview.

Menominee River Railroad Bridges

Upstream Headwaters of Menominee River
Downstream Kingsford Rail Bridge

Citations

Source Type

Source

Build Date American Bridge Company Plaque
Contractor American Bridge Company Plaque
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele



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