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Weeks Road Bridge

Photos 

The West Face

This bridge is on Calumet County's list of bridges of historical interest that was published by Calumet County in 2007. For more about the list, see the essay with the Irish Road Bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2009

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BH Photo #138902

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Six vault stone arch bridge over South Branch Manitowoc River on Weeks Road
Location
Calumet County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 15.4 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.02485, -88.11754   (decimal degrees)
44°01'29" N, 88°07'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/410439/4875239 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Potter
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
82
Inventory number
BH 34691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,366)
Built 1900 (896)
Built during 1900s (6,542)
Calumet County, Wisconsin (12)
Deck arch (10,615)
NR-eligible (3,986)
Open (37,714)
Owned by township (2,412)
Span length under 25 feet (6,162)
Stone arch (2,724)
Structurally deficient (17,738)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,178)
Wisconsin (1,304)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2009: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 21, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Comments 

Weeks Road Bridge
Posted December 7, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Typically, if someone here knew more about this bridge, the information would already be added. Sorry...

That said, there is a link to the Irish Road bridge page that has some more information about some of the historic bridges in Calumet County. Maybe the county has more information.

If you find anything, please consider sharing it here!

Weeks Road Bridge
Posted December 6, 2012, by Diane Mangan (DianeMangan [at] new [dot] rr [dot] com)

My name is Diane Mangan. My ancestors were builders of these bridges. I have a picture of them standing on top of one these bridges. They were German immigrants and their last name was Escher. My grandmother was Mary Escher who married Joseph Pethan from Chilton. The picture I have is supposed to be around l900. I believe it would be the bridge that is in Hayton by the Mill Pond or possibly the Irish Road Bridge. I am interested to know if you know the history of who built these bridges, I might have some insight with these pictures.