Bryan Krejcarek posted then and now pictures. His comment is wrong because this is not the KK River bridge. According to the 2005 SPV Map, the KK Bridge is down south where a UP/C&NW connector joins CP+Amtrak/Milw. C&NW used to have a branch that was a half-block west of CP/Milw with its own swing bridge over the Kinnickinnic River.
|FlyerScope, last photo|
|Greg Mross posted|
CNW 4333 is crossing the Milwaukee River after finishing switching chores in the 3rd Ward near downtown Milwaukee in April of 1984. The bridge used to host the famous "400" fleet in passenger days when CNW's Lakefront depot was located just north of here. Today, the bridge remains in the open position as there hasn't been any business in the 3rd Ward for many years. The bridge and the land on the east side of the river and now part of a park in this revitalized area of Milwaukee.
|AJ Grigg reports that the right-of-way has been developed as Trestle Park|
Eric Jahnke UP owns the swing bridge currently.
According to DonsDepot, the tower is well maintained because it is now used as an office by another business.
While looking at Google and Bing street views to confirm I have the bridge that Bryan took photos of, I noticed that there are incredibly big (expensive) crossing signals for tracks that no longer exist. Bridge Hunter took a photo of those signals. And I don't see any "exempt" signs on those signals. That means that school buses still have to stop and open their door before proceeding across what is now a concrete strip.
|Alex Sansone posted|
Cnw bridge over the Milwaukee River from the new park that has been built on the east end.
|Gary Lenz posted|
C&NW Milwaukee River Swing Bridge. This Truss Bridge was built in 1915. The Bridge is not used anymore and is in the open position for river traffic.
|Brandon Steinback commented on Gary's post|
Same one? Milwaukee 2018
Gary Lenz Yes - Your picture is looking north, mine is looking south . Nice photo Brandon.
|Gary Lenz posted|
Circus World Museum Car was spotted near the C&NW Milwaukee River Swing Bridge. Museum Railway Cars were staged here for the Great Circus Parade. Milwaukee , Wisconsin .Photo - 1980's.