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Traditional Cache

The Turtleville Iron Bridge Cache

A cache by Captain Ed Brown
Hidden : 9/10/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The cache is a camoed 35mm film canister and should not be hard to find. Be careful as the bridge is only one lane traffic and can be quite busy at certain times of the day.

Welcome to the Turtleville Iron Bridge also called the Lathers Road Bridge. There aren't many of these iron bridges left in the country and this one is scheduled for demolition so get out and hunt this cache and experience this fascinating iron bridge.



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The Turtleville Iron Bridge carries Lather Road 140 feet, from abutment face to abutment face, across Turtle Creek. It was built in 1887 by the Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company, and is a Pratt through-truss with pin connections and bottom chord eye-bars. The wooden flooring, covered with an asphalt road bed, is supported by riveted stringers and floor beams. Triangular nameplates are affixed atop each portal. Metallographic examination of three specimens from a post, a counter rod, and a hip vertical, conducted by the Beloit Foundry Company, revealed a typical microstructure of true wrought iron and iron silicate slag. In 1981 the bridge was in fair condition, covered with a layer of oxidation. It has since been scheduled for demolition. The Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company was founded in 1870 under the name 'Weinhagen Brothers, Engineers.' Its name was changed in 1880.
Written by Jean P. Yearby (1984) from research by George Danko (1977)

Note: The wooden flooring has been replaced with a metal grate deck which really clatters and bangs when a car crosses the on the bridge. Neato...


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Here's a picture of one of the triangular nameplates which are affixed atop the bridge portals. The bridge gets ya coming or going.


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Available parking: There is room for one or maybe two small cars to park on the north side of Turtle Creek along the road but please park well away from the bridge to give traffic ample room for maneuvering. Thanks and have fun...(No Skinny Dippin')



*** Congrats to Team Yates 73 for the FTF ***


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abg ba be haqre gur oevqtr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 3/8/2014 8:21:30 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:21 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum