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
Type Trestle and I-Beam
Date Built 1950
Traffic Count 6 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
CN Bridge Number 417.35
In 1884, the Soo Line built a line from St. Paul, at the Jct of where the Northern Pacific would run 2 years later to Stillwater. It also crossed the St. Croix river on a low lying, yet 2300' long bridge. From there it would run through Wisconsin Cities like New Richmond, Colfax and Boyceville, before coming into Chippewa Falls, north of Eau Claire, crossing the Chippewa River, then continuing to follow WI 29 across Wisconsin.

The line operated normally until 1911 when the line over the St. Croix River was rebuilt half a mile north. This new bridge was huge. It is half a mile long, and nearly 200' feet high.

The line was purchased by the Wisconsin Central in 1987, and later purchased by Canadian National in 2001. They continue to operate the line with about 3 trains per day.

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.

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.

The bridge appears to be in fair condition. The photo above is an overview.

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