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Putnam Drive Bridge

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Putnam Drive is a misnomer. This path, labeled "Putnam Drive" provides access to an outdoor ecology lab owned by the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. It also serves as a student walkway, providing four stairways to State Street. (There is no evidence on State Street that there is a bridge here, except for the black, pipe railings that can be seen above the portal.) The "Tunnel" is actually a large, steel culvert.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009

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BH Photo #142422

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Putnam Drive on State Street in Eau Claire
Location
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1984
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 24.9 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.79447, -91.49351   (decimal degrees)
44°47'40" N, 91°29'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619158/4961222 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eau Claire East
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
16,625
Inventory number
BH 34704 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 84.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates per To-Do List
  • July 10, 2009: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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