Pulaski Park Rail Bridge

Steel Stringer Bridge over Kinnickinnic River
West Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

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Name Pulaski Park Rail Bridge
Built By Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 78 Feet Total, 26 Foot Spans
Width 4 Tracks, 2 in Use
Height Above Ground 8 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type I-Beam
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1923
Traffic Count 40 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
Significance Local Significance
A brief history of the Union Pacific Milwaukee Subdivision:


This is another small bridge in the Milwaukee Area.
This bridge is a simple I-Beam bridge across the Kinnickinnic River on a Union Pacific Mainline.
Built in 1923, the bridge is set on concrete substructures, and is four tracks wide. The outer tracks are not used.
The Kinnickinnic River is a shallow flood control project in this area. Overall, the bridge remains in fair condition with severe spalling on the piers.

The bridge has been ranked as locally significant by the author, due to the common design.

The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from Pulaski Park.

Kinnickinnic River Railroad Bridges
Upstream Abandoned Kinnickinnic River Bridge
Downstream C&NW Kinnickinnic River Bridge


Source Type


Build Date Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society Archives
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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