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Ames Branch Bridge

Photo 

A Lovely Setting

It's just an ugly bridge. I imagine the old one looked wonderful in this spot.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2011

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BH Photo #218043

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Ames Branch on WI 23
Location
Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Status
This bridge was replaced in 2008 by a pre-cast concrete girder structure with a poured concrete road deck.
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1979; replaced in 2008
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 104.7 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63639, -90.13222   (decimal degrees)
42°38'11" N, 90°07'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/735129/4724425 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calamine
Inventory number
BH 34801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
3,300

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2011: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • January 16, 2011: Updated by Eric Hanson: Bridge has been replaced.

Sources 

  • Eric Hanson
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net