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Marsupial Bridge

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East Side

The Marsupial Bridge was designed to connect the neighborhoods on either side of the river for pedestrians and bicycles. It was added to the Holton Street Viaduct, below the deck, for ease of access by users.

The Viaduct was built in 1926 and there was a great deal of design and engineering effort put into the bridge.

Because the bridge resembles a pouch below the deck of the viaduct, it has become known as The Marsupial Bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2008

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Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Milwaukee River on Pedestrian & Bike Path in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 2005 below the 1926 Holton Street Viaduct
Builder
- Lunda Construction Co.
Dimensions
Total length: 642.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Holton Street Viaduct Marsupial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.05434, -87.90434   (decimal degrees)
43°03'16" N, 87°54'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/426353/4767245 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milwaukee
Inventory number
BH 36929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 24, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

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