Kewaunee WI Bascule Bridge
Kewaunee Bascule Bridge
A rare photo of the lost Kewaunee Bascule Bridge. The similarity to the Fox River bridge at Eureka, Wisconsin is evident.
BH Photo #149061
Notes on this bridge:
Written by Robert Thompson
This bridge was similar in design to several built by the State of Wisconsin before the Second World War. This was probably a stock design used where the US Coast Guard / War Department required access for navigable portions of a river upstream of the bridge. Similar bridges were built in Eureka, Fremont, and Muscoda Wisconsin and in Sussex County, Delaware.
Kewaunee was a ferry port and a fishing port. The docks for the cross-lake ferries (http://bridgehunter.com/wi/manitowoc/bh36321/) were located at the harbor mouth; the upper river was too shallow and the bridge was too narrow to allow passage of the ferries. The bridge did permit passage of commercial fishing vessels.
- Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Kewaunee River on Sth 29/42-Milwauke
- Kewaunee, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
- Replaced by new bridge
- Original drawbridge 1891, Bascule bridge 1929, replaced by fixed span 1985
- - Keller & Harrington of Chicago, Illinois
- Lost Scherzer-type rolling lift bascule, similar in design to the existing Eureka Fox River Bascule Bridge and the lost Fremont Wolf River Bascule Bridge.
- Also called
- Kewaunee Harbor Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.46312, -87.50397 (decimal degrees)
44°27'47" N, 87°30'14" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/459909/4923435 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 590 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 43607 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 10, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- April 25, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Deleted duplicate category.
- March 31, 2012: New photos from Robert Thompson
- November 13, 2009: Updated by Robert Thompson: New information
- November 11, 2009: Updated by Robert Thompson: Update info