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Main Street Bridge

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Main Street Bridge

Strauss Bascule bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #285234

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Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Pike Creek / Kenosha Harbor on Six Avenue
Location
Wisconsin, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1921
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.60804, -87.82153   (decimal degrees)
42°36'29" N, 87°49'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432614/4717617 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kenosha
Inventory number
BH 61334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted April 30, 2017, by Bill Becwar (billbb [at] wi [dot] rr [dot] com)

https://bridgehunter.com/wi/kenosha/main-street/

The location of this bridge is mis-identified. That is understandable, because of the confusion of the existing Pike River and the buried and invisible Pike Creek. The Main Street Bridge on 6th Ave was located south of 52nd Street at the Kenosha Harbor, about 20 blocks south of where it is shown. That Main Street Bridge crossed not only the mouth of Pike Creek, but also the harbor line (AKA Simmons Spur) of the C&NW railroad. After Pike Creek was fully enclosed in a drain tile back in the 1960s and the rail line closed when the factory was torn down, that bridge was redundant and was removed some time in the late 1990s.

Incidentally - the pre-1920s swing bridge was not torn down, but was moved over to 50th St, at the entrance to Simmons Island Park until it was finally replaced in the 1980s. [http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/history_mystery_downtownarea...

Main Street Bridge
Posted June 14, 2014, by Douglas Butler

This bridge once stood