Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban

Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (HMMCI)

Location: Cedarburg, WI 53012 Ozaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 17.92', W 87° 59.269'

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Interurban Bridge
In 1907, the Milwaukee Northern Railway Company constructed this riveted-steel Thru Truss Bridge over Cedar Creek. Manufactured by Carnegie Steel and measuring 159 ft. long by 12 ft. wide by 20 ft. high, the bridge was constructed for the company's interurban train line between Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Powered by overhead electrical lines, the interurban carried passengers and freight in and out of Cedarburg. The railway depot and servicing area once stood a few blocks away.

Riding the Interurban
Every hour, with precise regularity, the Milwaukee Northern Railway Interurban Train ran over this steel-truss bridge. The trip between Milwaukee and Cedarburg took about an hour and cost less than 30 cents. In 1922, the Milwaukee Northern Railway Company was acquired by the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company. The interurban line operated until 1948. Today, the Interurban Bridge is a pedestrian walkway and portions of the old rail bed are used as a bike path.
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HM NumberHMMCI
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number360
Year Placed1997
Placed ByState Historical Society of Wisconsin
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 419875 N 4794455
Decimal Degrees43.29866667, -87.98781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 17.92', W 87° 59.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 17' 55.20" N, 87° 59' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1900-1996 Ozaukee Interurban Trail, Cedarburg WI 53012, US
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