UP Sunset Road Bridge

Through Plate Girder Bridge over Sunset Road
Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

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Name UP Sunset Road Bridge
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor American Bridge Company of New York
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 38 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 12 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Date Built 1907
Traffic Count 2 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 121.63
Significance Local Significance
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western "Shoreline Route" from Milwaukee to Green Bay:


This small through girder bridge crosses Sunset Road in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Built in 1907, the bridge consists of a standard through girder span, set onto stone abutments.
This style bridge was common around the United States, as it was cheap to construct and durable.

The bridge is in good condition, although it does have some minor corrosion.
Despite this, the author has ranked the bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.

The photo above is an overview.


Source Type


Build Date Chicago & North Western Historical Society Archives
Contractor Missing American Bridge Company plaque
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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