Rating:
2 votes

Hoard Road Bridge

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This is what's left of the old bridge

They couldn't even clean up after themselves! This bridge is now a pile of firewood laying next to the ugly new monstrosity.

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in May 2013

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Description 

This bridge was located on a dead-end country road with an ADT of only 20; perfect justification to spend millions to remove it and replace it with an ugly concrete eyesore, wasting taxpayer money, when the existing bridge could have been rehabilitated for far less. Dodge County ought to be ashamed of itself. EPIC FAIL.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over UP Railroad on Lrd Hoard Road
Location
Dodge County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1910; replaced 2012
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 139.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.23333, -88.56111   (decimal degrees)
43°13'60" N, 88°33'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/373237/4787909 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ixonia
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
20
Inventory number
BH 56276 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2013: Updated by Matt Lohry: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Hoard Road Bridge
Posted May 19, 2013, by AR

How do I vote here? Shall I base my rating on the new bridge, the remains of the old bridge, or what the bridge once was?