UP 43rd Street Bridge

Deck Girder Bridge over 43rd Street
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Name UP 43rd Street Bridge
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor (Superstructure) American Bridge Company of New York
Contractor (Substructure) White Construction Company of Chicago
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 68 Feet Total, 34 Foot Main Spans
Width 6 Tracks, 3 In Use
Height Above Ground 12 Feet 9 Inches
Superstructure Type Deck Plate Girder
Substructure Type Concrete and Steel Pile
Date Built 1930
Traffic Count 10 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 52.30
Significance Minimal Significance
A brief history of the Union Pacific Kenosha Subdivision:


This simple deck girder bridge crosses 43rd Street in Kenosha, as part of a grade separation project.
The bridge is simply built and contains a pair of deck girder spans, supported by concrete abutments and a steel pier.
This bridge, as well as several others in Kenosha are painted a bright blue, an upgrade from the normal rusty conditions these bridges are often in.
The deck girders on this bridge are not a traditional design; but instead feature four girders placed together for each track. The outside girder serves as a non-functional facade.

The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design and newer age of this bridge.
The photo above is an overview.


Source Type


Build Date American Bridge Company Plaque
Contractor American Bridge Company Plaque
Contractor Railway Age, Volume 88
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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