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Wells Street Lift Bridge

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The North Side

As seen from the Kilbourn Avenue bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2008

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Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on Wells Street (Eastbound US 18) in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1985
Builder
- Edward Kraemer & Sons of Plain, Wisconsin
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04070, -87.91127   (decimal degrees)
43°02'27" N, 87°54'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425772/4765737 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 34860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 65.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
7,779

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning

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Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler