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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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BH Photo #162868

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Street View 

    Facts 

    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
    Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
    14,000
    Inventory number
    BH 34847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of May 2016)
    Overall condition: Fair
    Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
    Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
    Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
    Sufficiency rating: 93.3 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    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