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Cherry Street Bridge

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Barrel Shot Looking Northwest

This view actually looks northwest, toward that campus that was once the Schlitz Brewing Company. The neighborhood north of the river is known as "Brewer's Hill" for the homes that once belonged to Schlitz Brewery workers.

Note the stainless steel and glass block control towers.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2008

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on W. Cherry Street in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940; Restored 1990
Builders
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.
- Milwaukee Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 213.9 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04855, -87.91165   (decimal degrees)
43°02'55" N, 87°54'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425751/4766609 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 34879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,600

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 16, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Builder
  • September 7, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • June 30, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Photos of Milwaukee Breweries - Photos by Jim Sponholz of Milwaukee Brewery locations, including the impact of some historic bridges.
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Cherry Street Bridge neighborhood
Posted September 20, 2013, by Gary Schnabl (gschnabl [at] swdetroit [dot] com)

"Brewer's Hill" in the description is slightly erroneous, as it really is "Brewers' Hill" (aka Uihlein Hill--named after the large German immigrant family that ran, and later owned, the Schlitz brewery until its demise).

There were at least four breweries during the 1800s in the immediate area. The oldest of them was located between Fifth and Sixth Streets, north of Cherry. The others were Schlitz (headquarters: Third and Galena, a block north of Cherry--originally, 235 Galena Street), 24-acre Pabst (headquarters: 12th and Vliet), and Blatz (near present-day MSOE, east of the river).

Pabst purchased railroad (aka Beerline) access for its shipping, between Second and Third Streets, north of Highland--a block or so south of Cherry.

Cherry Street Bridge neighborhood
Posted September 20, 2013, by Gary Schnabl (gschnabl [at] swdetroit [dot] com)

"Brewer's Hill" in the description is slightly erroneous, as it really is "Brewers' Hill" (aka Uihlein Hill--named after the large German immigrant family that ran, and later owned, the Schlitz brewery until its demise).

There were at least four breweries during the 1800s in the immediate area. The oldest of them was located between Fifth and Sixth Streets, north of Cherry. The others were Schlitz (headquarters: Third and Galena, a block north of Cherry--originally, 235 Galena Street), 24-acre Pabst (headquarters: 12th and Vliet), and Blatz (near present-day MSOE, east of the river).

Pabst purchased railroad (aka Beerline) access for its shipping, between Second and Third Streets, north of Highland--a block or so south of Cherry.