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Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (pre-1984)

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Pre-1984 Wisconsin Avenue Bridge - Vertical Lift span

Trying to find information on the bridge, I stopped off at the City of Kaukauna City Engineer's office. Special thanks to Mr. Jason Holmes, who allowed me to dig through old blueprints.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in November 2009

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BH Photo #149552

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River (US Army Corps of Engineers Canal) on Wisconsin Avenue / Island Street (now part of Wisconsin Avenue)
Location
Kaukauna, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1925, replacing earlier Swing bridge on the same site. Replaced 1984
Builder
- Harrington, Howard & Ash of Kansas City, Kansas & New York, New York (Consulting engineers)
Design
The Vertical-Lift span was designed to raise 55 feet, and crossed the Corps of Engineers canal; the portion south of this was 4 simple riveted girder spans crossing the Fox River proper. The truss structure joining the towers had two functions: to stabilize the towers, and to carry a water main pipe over the canal. When this bridge was scrapped, the Corps of Engineers required that it be replaced with a moveable span. A few years later, the Corps defunded the Fox River Navigation Canal.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 343.0 ft.
Deck width: 35.5 ft.
Also called
Currently, Veteran's Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.28065, -88.26630   (decimal degrees)
44°16'50" N, 88°15'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/398954/4903824 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kaukauna
Elevation
655 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 18, 2009: Added by Robert Thompson

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