UP - Becher Place Bridge
Photo taken by J.R. Manning
BH Photo #204769
A unique pony plate girder bridge that stands out amongst the many other pony plate girder bridges in this area. The gentle arch shape of the plate girder parapets gives the bridge a pleasant appearance, enhanced by being framed with Art Deco style pylons that mask the abutments and footings. Each pylon carries a logo of the City of West Allis.
The bridge carries the railroad over an extension of Becher Street that connects the heavily industrialized Burnham Street with the residential Becher Street. It also acts as a gateway between the industrial area from the quiet residences where many of the employees of those industries live(d), including the Juneau Highlands Residential Historic District.
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over West Becher Place on Union Pacific Railroad
- West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
- Open to traffic
- Built 1949
- - City of West Allis
- - Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Pony/through plate girder
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 70.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.00877, -87.99277 (decimal degrees)
43°00'32" N, 87°59'34" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/419092/4762266 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 49158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
- September 24, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- June 6, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- July 21, 2011: Added by J.R. Manning