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Wrightstown Fox River Bridge

Photos 

View from the Northeast

The Fox River is quite picturesque along here.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2009

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BH Photo #140496

Map 

Description 

A new bridge was built south of this bridge and was completed in 2015. This bridge was went down into the valley while the new bridge is twice as long and rises above the valley and bypasses eastern Downtown Wrightstown.

Facts 

Overview
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Fox River on Ferry Street (WI 96) in Wrightstown
Location
Wrightstown, Brown County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic although no longer functional as a draw bridge
History
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1977; Demolished 2015
Builder
- Worden-Allen Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Bascule
Scherzer-type rolling lift
Dimensions
Span length: 94.5 ft.
Total length: 94.5 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Wrightstown Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.32675, -88.16525   (decimal degrees)
44°19'36" N, 88°09'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/407091/4908825 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wrightstown
Inventory number
BH 34671 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 37.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
8,900

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2016: Updated by Robert Thompson: New fixed concrete bridge is open. Old bridge to be scrapped.
  • March 14, 2015: New photos from Robert Thompson
  • September 2, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added to "Doomed" category
  • August 16, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated builder and bridge type
  • May 23, 2009: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

Fox River Bridge
Posted November 24, 2009, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one is not long for this world...

http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/wis96bridgestudy/

The march of the UCEB continues.

RKT