Chicago & North Western Railway Bridge No. 344, Spanning Goette Road, Merrimac, Sauk County, WI
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Spanning Goette Road, Merrimac vicinity, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WI-39
Building/structure dates: 1878 initial construction
Significance: The Goette River Bridge is Wisconsin's earliest known example of a standard stone-arch railroad bridge plan used by several railroad lines throughout the nation and adopted by the Chicago & North Western Railway for six highway crossings in the State. The standardized railroad bridges are unique among the State's stone arch bridges for the excellent quality of their masonry and engineering.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM HIGHWAY, LOOKING WEST
2. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE, SHOWING KEYSTONE WITH '1878', LOOKING WEST
3. OBLIQUE VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM STEPPED ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTH
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