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Milwaukee Street Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge, Looking South

Photo taken by Martin Stupich, June 20, 1987 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120283

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Rock River on Milwaukee Street in Watertown
Location
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Status
Demolished, replaced by UCEB 2008
History
Built 1930
Builders
- Eau Claire Engineering Co.
- Luten Engineering Co.
Design
"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
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 240.2 ft.
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Recognition
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
16/359737/4783349 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Watertown
Inventory number
BH 34733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • 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

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-33 - Milwaukee Street Bridge, Spanning Rock River, Watertown, Jefferson County, WI
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com