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N. Teutonia Avenue Bridge

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Reconstructed in 2002

The original bridge was clad with lannon stone, as were many depression-era bridges built in Milwaukee County. This design and construction pays homage to what was here before.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Lincoln Creek on N. Teutonia Avenue in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; Reconstructed in 2002
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch with stone facing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.5 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.11010, -87.94940   (decimal degrees)
43°06'36" N, 87°56'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/422754/4773478 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 34867 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
20,038

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Not lost, but reconstructed in 2002 by Lunda Constuction Co.
  • April 6, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added bridge to new category, Lannon Stone
  • March 14, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added GPS Coordinates
  • February 3, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

N. Teutonia Avenue Bridge
Posted October 22, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WOW J.R.! I am impressed!.....Not only a bridge enthusiast, but also skilled in linguistics. You never cease to amaze!

N. Teutonia Avenue Bridge
Posted October 21, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

No, there was never anything under this bridge other than Lincoln Creek. It is located just south of the intersection of Teutonia and Villard Avenue. The bridge you are referring to on this site is a through-truss that carries the UPRR. http://bridgehunter.com/wi/milwaukee/bh38478/

About a mile and half to the north of this bridge, near the intersection of Teutonia and Mill Road (approximately 43.13232, -87.95246) there is a steel and concrete slab that carries Teutonia across the active UPRR line and a bunch of other, um, stuff. At one time, there were a pair of wooden trestles that crossed these tracks, they were a pair of rickity old wooden viaducts that carried Teutonia over the tracks. Trust me, you have to be over 50 to remember a ride over those heart-pounding spans. They were always referred to as "viaducts" so it just seemed natural to call the replacement, modern UCEB, a viaduct.

Incidentally, the street name is pronounced "Tie-TONE-ee-ya" for those of you who don't live in the area and aren't familiar with the local vernacular. Another exampi is "Burleigh" which is pronounced "Burr-lie." Yeah, I know, but then, what else could you expect from a city where North Avenue is south of Center Street?

N. Teutonia Avenue Bridge
Posted October 18, 2009, by jack

on another bridge somebody said something about a abandoned railroad track under this bridge that may connect to another bridge is this true?