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6th Street South Bascule Bridge

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The West Face

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2008

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Overview
Bridge over South Menomonee River Canal on 6th Street in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2002; Replaced, in part, the 1908 6th Street Viaduct
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 58.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02940, -87.91820   (decimal degrees)
43°01'46" N, 87°55'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425194/4764488 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 36809 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
18,247

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 11, 2013: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • July 6, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

6th Street South Bascule Bridge
Posted June 11, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yikes! This is what passes for a bascule bridge in the 21st Century? Wasn't sure if that was a bridge tender house or an air traffic control tower.