"Watertown city officials declared the existing Milwaukee Street Bridge unsafe in 1929 and began considering plans for erecting a steel girder or concrete bridge. Daniel B. Luten, a prominent bridge designer in Indianapolis, submitted a plan for an open arch concrete span. The Common Council accepted Luten's design and let the construction contract to the Eau Claire Engineering Company. The firm completed the three-span bridge in November 1930. The bridge is significant for its aesthetic lines and for its affiliation with the Indianapolis designer." Diane Kromm, Wisconsin Historic Bridge Recording Project, Summer 1987
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 240.2 ft.
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.18990, -88.72615(decimal degrees) 43°11'24" N, 88°43'34" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
BH 34733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Poor(4 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
November 12, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
September 21, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
August 8, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
August 7, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Description and added GPS coordinates