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Blue Mounds Branch Bridge

Photos 

Deck Looking East

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012

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BH Photo #235140

Map 

Description 

This pony plate girder bridge, although straight itself, carries a curve in state highway 39 across the Blue Mounds Branch. It is unique in being a pony plate girder bridge 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.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Plate Girder pony bridge over Blue Mounds Branch on Sth 39
Location
Town of Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1982
Design
Pony Plate Girder
Dimensions
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)
Quadrangle map:
Blanchardville
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
530
Inventory number
BH 52888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 29, 2020: Updated by Matt Lohry: Bridge has been replaced.
  • July 14, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

Blue Mounds Branch Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Jesse (schreinj [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was removed and a concrete precast, two span bridge replaced it (~100-ft total). The new structure includes a three chord metal railing to help with site angles at the adjacent River Forks Rd intersection.