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UP - 84th Street Bridge

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Overview Looking Northeast

That's the westbound lane of National Avenue on the right, the cars are continuing south on 84th Street.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2011

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Description 

National Avenue was originally known as the Mukwanago Plank Road, a toll road that ran between Milwaukee and Mukwanago, in Waukesha County. It was renamed for the National Soldiers Home in Wood, Wisconsin, about a mile east of here. It is a very busy thoroughfare that runs northeast-southwest from Milwaukee to Mukwanago and eventually, to Troy and almost to Delavan. When it intersects the heavily used UPRR (formerly C&NW) double-track mainline, National Avenue jogs under the tracks, concurrently with S. 84th Street.

Facts 

Overview
Through Girder bridge over 84th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01000, -88.01667   (decimal degrees)
43°00'36" N, 88°01'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/417146/4762426 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wauwatosa
Inventory number
BH 49102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
14,590

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • July 14, 2011: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com