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Daniel Webster Hoan Memorial Bridge



Milwaukee's Front Door

East Elevation of the Hoan Bridge, looking west from the mouth of the Milwaukee River. Just past the bridge, the Milwaukee River turns north, the Kinnickinnick River flows to the south. The Menomonee River branches away from the Milwaukee River just to the north.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2010


Street Views 


Pair of steel through arch bridges over Milwaukee River on I-794 in Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1974, Approach Span Failure Repaired 2001
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 600.1 ft.
Total length: 1,140.1 ft.
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 32.3 ft.
Also called
Milwaukee River Bridge
Harbor Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02333, -87.89833   (decimal degrees)
43°01'24" N, 87°53'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/426805/4763797 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 34859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 23, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • April 18, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • March 3, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • July 11, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 5, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • June 30, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning


  • Wisconsin Highways - Christopher J. Bessert's excellent website that documents Wisconsin highways, past and present. The link is a page about the Hoan Bridge, including the failure of an approach span in late 2000.
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth