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Yahara River Bridge

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East Elevation

The modern bridge was designed as a revival Prarie Style design.

The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River that flows from a source in the north part of Dane County. It feeds the five lakes in the chain that surround Madison. The most famous of the lakes are Menona and Mendota, that are separated by the isthmus that holds the City of Madison. Lake Monona is the site of the plane crash that killed Otis Redding on December 10, 1967. Several vehicle, bicycle/pedestrian and railway bridges cross the Yahara River between Monona and Mendota.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2008

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BH Photo #124919

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Yahara River on US 151 in Madison
Location
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced in 2007 During the Washington Street Reconstruction
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1950; Replaced 2007
Design
Prairie Revival Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Deck width: 82.4 ft.
Also called
Washington Avenue Bridge
US 151 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.09000, -89.36167   (decimal degrees)
43°05'24" N, 89°21'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/307781/4773516 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison East
Inventory number
BH 34732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • September 21, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning

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