UP County J Bridge (Shopiere)

I-Beam Bridge over County Road J
Shopiere, Rock County, Wisconsin

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Name UP County J Bridge (Shopiere)
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Clinton Bridge Works of Clinton, Iowa
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 25 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 12 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type I-Beam
Substructure Type Stone Masonry
Date Built 1928, Using Older Abutments
Traffic Count 5 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
C&NW Bridge Number 127
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date June 2014 and March 2022
A brief history of the Union Pacific Harvard Subdivision:


Located near Shopiere, this standard I-Beam bridge crosses County Road J.
Built in 1928 to replace a similar bridge, the bridge consists of a single I-Beam span set onto stone abutments.
This style bridge was popular for small spans, due to the economical design and easy construction.

The author has ranked the bridge as being locally 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 Clinton Bridge Works plaque
Contractor Clinton Bridge Works plaque
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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