Water Street Goes Under Holton Street
The city built a "Marsupial Bridge" (a pedestrian and bicycle path) beneath the main deck in 2005. It crosses the Milwaukee River, connecting the Brady Street area with the Beer Line.
The span over the river is a bascule span that is no longer operational. Photos of the bascule span follow below.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2008
Great photos! I've been looking for some older pics of the RR trestle and the Marsupial Bridge. Great job! Interesting pics of the old mechanism as well. Thank you for posting these and the historical info!
A fixed double leafe holton street bridge in Milwaukee.
Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.