Southern KK Bridge, Lost/UP/C&NW: (Satellite, you can see the slant of the bridge abutments because the track crossed the river on an angle.)
This is a view of the southern bridge. I notice that C&NW used double-lattice trusses for its swing spans in Milwaukee. There is a another abandoned C&NW double-lattice swing bridge a little further north over the Milwaukee River.
|Greg Mross posted|
The CNW had 2 bridges over the KK river in Milwaukee, WI. Both were double tracked at one time and saw a lot of trains. Traffic had declined significantly on both bridges when I took this image of the Madison Division bridge in April of 1986. This line was abandoned soon after and the bridge demolished in 1996. The other bridge still exists but hosts only a few trains a week.
Rich Peters A friend of mine worked as a bridge tender and all of these bridges. Not enough work on one bridge for just one guy. He handled all of them.
Bart Culbertson The bridge house caught on fire in the late 80s when I got the territory from Proviso to Milwaukee and up to Escanaba . I recall that the bridge was removed very shortly after I got that territory as Bridge Supervisor. Traffic was routed over the Milwaukee bridge.
The northern bridge is still standing.
I put a blue rectangle around the existing UP/C&NW bridge and a yellow rectangle around the Lost/C&NW bridge. For completeness, I added a green rectangle around the Trail/UP/C&NW Bridge over the Milwaukee River. I also include the entire C&NW branch that used the southern bridge including the roundhouse at its southern end.
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