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Juneau Avenue Bridge

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The South Face

When I was growing up in the Milwaukee area, hardly anyone considered recreational boating in the Milwaukee River, let alone, kayaking. Great strides have been made here to make the river a vital asset to the city.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2008

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BH Photo #116490

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement under Design Build project #2653-03-71 Under Obama Recovery TIGER Grant
History
Built 1953
Design
Double Leaf Deck Plate Girder Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04580, -87.91356   (decimal degrees)
43°02'45" N, 87°54'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425592/4766305 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory numbers
P-40-0880
B-40-757
BH 34881 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2010)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
14,200

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 8, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 10, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • July 5, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • June 30, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

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