CN 95th Street Bridge

Trestle and I-Beam Bridge over 95th Street
New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wisconsin

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Name CN 95th Street Bridge
Built By Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Canadian National Railway
Length 110 Feet Total, 22 Foot Main Span
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 12 Feet 11 Inches
Superstructure Type I-Beam and Trestle
Substructure Type Timber Pile
Date Built Ca. 1950
Traffic Count 6 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
CN Bridge Number 417.35
Significance Minimal Significance
In 1880, the Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad built a 54 mile route between Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Abbotsford, Wisconsin.
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.


Source Type


Build Date 2017 National Bridge Inventory
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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