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Muscoda Bascule Bridge

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Muscoda Bascule Bridge (lost)

From a postcard; the bridge spans the Wisconsin river. Because of the shifting channel of the sand-choked river, there was no guarantee the bascule span would be over the deepest water. The design similarity to the Eureka WI and Kewaunee WI bascule spans is apparent.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson

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BH Photo #150459

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wisconsin River on State Highway 80
Location
Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin, and Richland County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Keller & Harrington of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Built in 1929 as a Bascule bridge since it crossed the Wisconsin River, part of the Fox-Wisconsin waterway. By this time, the Wisconsin River portion was essentially abandoned; it was probably seldom opened. The design seems to be identical to the Eureka WI and Kewaunee WI bascule bridges.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19757, -90.44317   (decimal degrees)
43°11'51" N, 90°26'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/707738/4785929 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscoda
Inventory number
BH 43710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2017: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected adjoining county--this bridge crosses into Richland County, not Crawford County.
  • December 7, 2009: Added by Robert Thompson

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