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Oak Leaf Trail - Capitol Drive Overpass

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East Elevation

East elevation, looking southwest. Wisconsin DOT plans to reconstruct East Capitol Drive in 2010 and there are plans to scrap this bridge and replace it with something more in line with a recreational trail.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in January 2009

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Overview
Lost girder bridge over State Highway 190 - East Capitol Drive on Oak Leaf Bike Trail, (Former Chicago & Northwestern Railway) in Shorewood
Location
Shorewood, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Demolished
Future prospects
A new structure is scheduled to be built that is more in keeping with a bike trail
History
Built 1928 by American Bridge Company; Abandoned ca. 1980; Converted to bike trail; Demolished 2010
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Girder and Floor Beam System
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.4 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.08915, -87.89566   (decimal degrees)
43°05'21" N, 87°53'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/427101/4771104 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 38495 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
26,770

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2011: Updated by Nick Brnot: Future Prospects didn't make sense, so I fixed it
  • October 31, 2010: Updated by Nick Brnot: Changed Future prospects to show the bridge has been demolished
  • June 2, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status to Lost
  • January 14, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated future prospects and added to category "Doomed"
  • January 10, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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

Comments 

Hwy 16 Pewaukee
Posted December 18, 2010, by Bill Mueller (william [dot] mueller [at] sgsintl [dot] com)

Hi,

I remember a bridge in Pewaukee for Capitol Dr., Hwy 16 and a railroad(if my memory is correct). I think it was knocked down in the 1980's. Do you have any information or photos of this bridge?

Thanks,

Bill

Oak Leaf Trail Capitol Drive Bridge
Posted July 23, 2010, by Nick Brnot

Shame on Milwaukee