Blue Mounds Branch Bridge
Deck Looking East
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012
This plate girder pony truss, although straight itself, carries a curve in state highway 39 across the Blue Mounds Branch. It is unique in being a plate girder pony truss in highway use. Bridges like this are more than common in Wisconsin but the majority of them carry railroads. It is quite unusual to see one in highway service.
- Plate Girder pony bridge over Blue Mounds Branch on Sth 39
- Town of Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Built 1930; rehabilitated 1982
- Plate Girder Pony Truss
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 61.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.85889, -89.85833 (decimal degrees)
42°51'32" N, 89°51'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/266482/4749108 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 52888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/2010)
- Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
- July 14, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning