Ice jam in the Wisconsin River at the Green Bay
& Western bridge.
The Green Bay Route crossed the Wisconsin River on a four-span through truss
bridge located in Grand Rapids, just east of the division point at Wisconsin
Rapids. This photo was taken on April 7, 1906, a testament to the
long and harsh the winters in central Wisconsin.
Although it can't be determined with exact certainty which locomotive in in
the photo, the arrangement of the smokestack, domes, and bell leads me to
believe that this is GB&W 4-4-0 #18, which was one of several locomotives
fitted with snow plows for winter service. The locomotive was named
- Wisconsin River Crossing (1907)
- A four span through truss crosses the Wisconsin River at
- Grand Rapids Bridge (1909)
- This four-span through-truss bridge was built in 1872 as part of the
- Wisconsin Rapids Aerial (ca. 1970)
- An aerial view of Wisconsin Rapids shows the Green Bay &
Western's bridge over the Wisconsin River.
- Farewell Excursion (1993)
Showing the modern bridge at this location.
Postcard, photo taken April 7, 1906.