Thursday, December 22, 2016

UP/C&NW Bridge over Turtle Creek near Tiffany, WI

Chicago & North Western Historical Society posted
We, at the C&NW archives, really like this photo of the Turtle Creek bridge just south of the little community of Tiffany, Wisconsin on the line from Janesville to Harvard, Illinois. We are on the downstream side of the bridge (anti ice flow buttresses on the other side) so we are looking to the northeast and the locomotive is pulling its consist inbound toward Harvard. Writing on the back dates the C&NW company publicity photo to "about 1931." The bridge and the track are still in use.
Both Bing and Google don't render the 3D view correctly. The bridge appears to be surrounded by private land so it does not go on a field trip list. Mark Ratzer has taken an aerial photo of it. The comment on that Flickr page indicates it is a Civil war era stone arch bridge.




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