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Point Bluff Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Oblique View Of Bridge, Looking Southwest

This is a very difficult bridge to photograph. The west approach is clearly marked with "NO PARKING" signs for approximately 3/10 of a mile. Even if one could park along the roadway, there is no vantage point from which to shoot photos.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2009

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BH Photo #142165

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Wisconsin River on WI 82
Location
Juneau County, Wisconsin, and Adams County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Replacement bridge now open to traffic, this span scheduled for removal by the end of 2019
History
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1992
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.9 ft.
Total length: 1,538.5 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Wisconsin River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.78694, -89.87639   (decimal degrees)
43°47'13" N, 89°52'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/268560/4852231 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Round Bluff
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
4,700
Inventory number
BH 34782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Updated per comments
  • August 4, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • July 6, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • June 8, 2009: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • May 27, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added to Adams County

Sources 

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

Comments 

Wisconsin River Bridge
Posted August 21, 2019, by Corey Coyle (coreycoyle [at] gmail)

The New Point Bluff Bridge as is it's called Is Now open to Traffic. The Old Bridge will be removed by the end of the year. The Bridges Official name is the Point Bluff Bridge.

WI Hwy. 82 Wisconsin River Bridge
Posted February 27, 2018, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another one bites the dust.

Work has begun on replacing one of the few steel truss spans on the State Highway system with a modern UECB.

Au revoir.