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Main Street Bridge (New)


South Elevation

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2009


BH Photo #140508


Street View 


Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Fox River on Main Street (US 141) in Green Bay
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1998
Length of largest span: 170.6 ft.
Total length: 773.7 ft.
Deck width: 54.5 ft.
Also called
Ray Nitchske Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.51837, -88.01585   (decimal degrees)
44°31'06" N, 88°00'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/419267/4929951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Green Bay West
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 34669 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2020: New photo from Julian Johnson
  • October 22, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 24, 2009: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • May 23, 2009: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 3, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Robert Thompson
  • Douglas Butler
  • Julian Johnson


Main Street Bridge (New)
Posted September 20, 2020, by Julian Johnson

Got stuck today after a tugboat passed through

Main Street Bridge (New)
Posted July 16, 2017, by Tom Cayemberg (tcayemberg1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge was struck by a coal ship today. The ship also damaged a recreational boat and dock.


Main Street Bridge (New)
Posted May 11, 2016, by Anonymous

Bridge has been stuck in the open position for hours at a time in the last few years. Was just stuck this morning from midnight to noon due to a sensor problem.

Main Street Bridge (New)
Posted July 23, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This 12 year old bridge has been closed three times over its life for repairs. Here is news on the latest closure:


This bridge points to two problems:

-Modern bridges are not as reliable and long-lived as historic bridges.

-Alternatives to salt for deicing bridges need to be researched and employed.