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Kilbourn Avenue Bridge

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Oblique View Looking Southeast

This is the restored Kilbourn Avenue Bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2010

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open after restoration
History
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1972; restored 2008
Builders
- Edward E. Gillen Co.
- Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. of Plain, Wisconsin (2008 Renovation)
- Milwaukee Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 141.1 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04181, -87.91245   (decimal degrees)
43°02'31" N, 87°54'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/425677/4765861 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 34847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
10,813

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 11, 2014: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 19, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • March 26, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • August 16, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Builder
  • June 30, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Mead & Hunt Media Release - A description of the Kilbourn Avenue Bascule Bridge restoration.
  • Douglas Butler