UP Forest Street Bridge (Eau Claire)

Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Forest Street
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin

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Name UP Forest Street Bridge (Eau Claire)
Built By Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway
Contractor American Bridge Company of New York
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 40 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 20 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Deck Plate Girder
Substructure Type Stone Masonry
Date Built 1911
Traffic Count 15 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 86.20
Significance Local Significance
A brief history of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Elroy-St. Paul mainline:


This standard deck girder bridge crosses Forest Street in Eau Claire.
Built in 1911 as part of a double tracking project, the bridge features a single deck girder. This span is set onto stone abutments.
While there were at one time three crossings of Forest Street in this area, this bridge is the sole remaining structure.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in good condition.

The author has ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from the road it crosses.


Source Type


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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