In 1887, the Wisconsin Central Company constructed a 108 mile route between St. Paul, Minnesota and Chippewa Falls. The W&M became part of the WC in 1888.
Additional routes also included a 10 mile route between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, completed at the same time.
The WC was leased by the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway (Soo Line) in 1908, and was fully merged in 1961.
By 1984, the Soo was purchased by Canadian Pacific, who currently operates the St. Paul-Abbotsford Line as the Minneapolis Subdivision. The Eau Claire branch has been abandoned.
This simple I-Beam and Trestle bridge crosses 95th Street, south of WI-64. This trestle in this location gives a classic "country" kind of feel.
Built in approximately 1950, the bridge is very simply composed. It has a single I-Beam span, along with trestle approach at either end. All substructures are made of wood.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in fair condition.
The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from the road it crosses.