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17th Street Bridge (Old)

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Looking southwest

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in July 2011

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BH Photo #204468

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Description 

2011: This bridge is a working bascule bridge; the commercial fishing fleet passes through it daily.

2013: The existing bridge was replaced with a new, single-leaf bascule bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Twin River on 17th Street
Location
Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1949 replaced 2013
Builder
- McMillan & Pitz Construction of Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.14868, -87.56370   (decimal degrees)
44°08'55" N, 87°33'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/454918/4888541 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Two Rivers
Elevation
585 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 49133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson

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17th Street Bridge
Posted April 28, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Another Wisconsin historic bridge bulldozed. It doesn't even compute how you can let a 1940s bascule deteriorate to the point of needing to be replaced... especially if you consider how expensive it is to build a new bascule bridge. Movable bridges are uniquely expensive. Michigan has a couple bridges of the same vintage and same designer that are in great shape.

http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

17th Street Bridge - has been replaced.
Posted April 28, 2014, by Robert Thompson
17th Street Bridge
Posted July 18, 2011, by Robert Thompson

I expected to see this one demolished - I was happy to see it still here! It is in rough condition; concrete is spalling off the deck. If it is replaced, I hope it won't be yet another concrete slab.