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Wisconsin Avenue Viaduct

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South Face

This is the original 10 span bridge that carried Wisconsin Avenue over the Menomonee Valley. It was replaced with a new 8 span arch viaduct in 1993.

The lower bridge carried Bluemound Road. It has been replaced by an UCEB.

From the collections of the Milwaukee Public Museum, used with permission

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Overview
Arch bridge over N 44th Street, CNRR, Menomonee River, N 39th Street, Miller Brewing Co. on US 18/W Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1993, Replaced 10 span open spandrel arch viaduct
Builder
- Lunda Construction Co.
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 158.1 ft.
Total length: 1,457.4 ft.
Deck width: 58.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.03880, -87.96655   (decimal degrees)
43°02'20" N, 87°57'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/421267/4765576 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 36928 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
16,138

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2010: New Street View added by J.R. Manning
  • July 28, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • July 27, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 24, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

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