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Cole Memorial Bridge

Photos 

South Face

Note the plate girder supporting the approach on the east end of the bridge. There is an identical structure on the west end, below the camera position.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #120402

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Rock River on Main Street (WI 19) in Watertown
Location
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1981
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.6 ft.
Total length: 196.9 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19427, -88.72486   (decimal degrees)
43°11'39" N, 88°43'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/359851/4783832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Watertown
Inventory number
BH 34734 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
15,136

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Changed the name of the bridge
  • September 21, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • August 8, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com