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Jump River railroad bridge

Jump River railroad bridge

I put more pictures on the site for old bridges.

This first one is located on the North Fork of the Jump River, west of Prentice, Wisconsin. 1977

A lot happened to this bridge. Ten years later, a pulp truck had a high enough load of logs to scrape the bottom of the girder and bend it. The bridge went out of service for years, and was rebuilt by the next owner of the tracks, Wisconsin Central.

The new beam gave a lot of clearance, but 2 years later the highway was abandoned and re-routed.
Go to and put North Fork Jump River in their search box to see 4 additional pictures and the story.
The rail line is currently owned by FOXY Lake Superior and . . . and its out of service, there's no business on the line.


Other people have already started the history of many bridges, and I only have to add a useful picture to their existing bridge files.
Such as this Soo caboose over the bridge at Agate Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1978.
Someone had asked if the bridge was really a railroad bridge. Yes it sure was.

For more pictures of this bridge and especially the water falls under it, go to and search Agate Falls. The rails are removed, but the bridge is still there as a trail.


And look up Oshkosh on the bridgehunters search box.
First on the list is the former CNW truss swing drawbridge.
There's a lot of pictures of the changeover to the current drawbridge, but I like my old aerial picture from 2009,
and I put it on there. My picture is number 19. It's one of my early kite camera pictures.


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This page was wrote in April, 2022; with pictures from years earlier