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Bridgeport Bridge, Spanning Wisconsin River at U.S. Highway 18, Bridgeport, Crawford County, WI



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Wisconsin River at U.S. Highway 18, Bridgeport, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WI-54
Building/structure dates: 1857 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1931 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Wyalusing, Grant County, WI.
Significance: In 1983, the Bridgeport Bridge, comprised of seven truss spans, was one of five remaining Pennsylvania trusses in the State of Wisconsin. However in the subsequent ten years, four of these uncommon truss bridges including the Bridgeport Bridge have been demolished. The Bridgeport Bridge was impressive in its overall length of 3400 feet, including one span over the slough, an intervening island, and nine spans over the main channel. Together with the Marquette-Prairie du Chien Bridge over the Mississippi River, begun in the same year, the Bridgeport Bridge represented the key to an improved transportation link between Iowa and Wisconsin.

Subjects
Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL SETTING LOOKING SOUTH, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
2. BARREL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
3. BARREL VIEW LOOKING NORTH, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
4. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
5. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
6. DETAIL OF EAST SIDE, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
7. 3/4 VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
8. DETAIL OF PIER, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
9. DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
10. PIER (THIRD FROM NORTH END), MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
11. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST CORNER, MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
12. DETAIL OF BRACING (EAST SIDE), MAIN CHANNEL BRIDGE
13. BARREL VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SLOUGH BRIDGE
14. 3/4 VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SLOUGH BRIDGE


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