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Williamson Street Bridge

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East Elevation, Looking West

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 #124890

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Yahara River on Williamson Street in Madison
Location
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1930
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.6 ft.
Total length: 54.5 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.08810, -89.35825   (decimal degrees)
43°05'17" N, 89°21'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/308054/4773297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison East
Inventory number
BH 34731 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
17,052

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates per To-Do List
  • September 21, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Williamson Street Bridge
Posted September 21, 2008, by Carolyn (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I used to live one block away from this bridge on Thornton Ave & Jenifer St. on the Yahara River. It was one of the most beautiful parts of Madison-great for walking! I still miss living there.