Bridge across the Mississippi River, at Prairie du Chien, Wis.
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Bridge across the Mississippi River, at Prairie du Chien, Wis. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English


  • Bridges,
  • Mississippi River,
  • Prairie du Chien (Wis.)

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Other titlesTo rebuild bridge across Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17230431M

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  Pontoon bridge in background built in This floating bridge crossed the Mississippi River from North McGregor to Prairie du Chien, WI. North McGregor, IA became a major hub on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, as grain from throughout Iowa and Minnesota wa sent throught the city en route to Lake Michigan. Due to certain in- herant disadvantages, the use of the pontoon bridge has been confined to secondary main lines and branches of the railway system. The Madison Division of the Milwaukee, extending from Milwaukee across the southern part of Wisconsin, crosses the Mississippi River between Prairie du Chien Author: James P. Kaysen. The Cannery Gifts is located in historic Prairie du Chien -Wisconsin's second oldest city - on Highway 35 between the bluffs and the Mississippi River. The Cannery's building, originally the home of The Prairie du Chien City Canning Company, was built in when local produce was canned in t square foot building. The Marquette–Joliet Bridge is a bridge crossing the Mississippi River, connecting Marquette, Iowa and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Local residents refer to the bridge as the Prairie Bridge or the Marquette Bridge; both terms are used s: 2 lanes of US

(Stover , p ) It was also in that the CM&StP completed construction of the pontoon bridge across the Mississippi River to connect Prairie du Chien and Marquette, Iowa. (Molldrem and McCoy, 4th quarter , p 13) In , the CM&StP completed its bridge across the Mississippi River at . DESCRIPTION Elevated view of the pile-pontoon railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The bridge was built and patented by John Lawler in and it solved the problem of providing railroad crossing of the Mississippi without stopping the river traffic. One of the early pictures of the Pontoon Bridge at Prairie du Chien, Wis., designed by Michael Spettel. was moved to Prairie du Chien on the M&M R. R. in and used for a short time for ferry service across the Mississippi River and north to Harper's Ferry. She was titled " Prairie du Chien & St. Paul (Milw. & Miss.) R. R. Line.". Bridge across the Mississippi River between Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Marquette, Iowa. COVID Updates: The Wisconsin Historical Society hours have changed. See a full list of COVID Closures and Events HERE.

This is a list of all 10 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Mississippi River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. . Wisconsin is located primarily on the Great River Road (WIS 35) between Prescot and Prairie du Chien. In Grant County (the. southernmost county on the Wisconsin route) the GRRB/MRT is routed on a series of state and county highways and not always on. the Great River Road itself. Traffic varies from low ( motor. vehicles per day) on. Mississippi River Prairie Du Chien, WI to Dubuque, IA Thursday, October 1 Fee: $ per person Departs: am from Onalaska/La Crosse with pick-ups along Route 35 if needed. Returns: pm to La Crosse/Onalaska. Since , MacGregor had been operating a ferry across the Mississippi River between Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and the present site of McGregor, Iowa. MacGregor planned the new city as a six block development, and it was quickly populated, being incorporated as McGregor in