Sauk Creek Bridge
The west side
This is the only metal, kingpost truss bridge in Wisconsin. The bridge was built to be a pedestrian bridge and has never been anything else, although it was moved to this location in 1925.
It crosses Sauk Creek, which drains into the Port Washington Harbor, on Lake Michigan.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2007
BH Photo #110903
This bridge has been completely rehabilitated, including a new paint job, a new wood deck, and wood railings. The railings are very intrusive and they block the view of most of the trusses. However, the bridge looks like it belongs in this spot, and the entire surrounding area has been nicely restored.
- Pony truss bridge over Sauk Creek on Acess Road in Port Washington
- Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
- Open to pedestrians
- Moved to this location ca. 1925
- Kingpost pony truss
Length of largest span: 40.4 ft.
Total length: 42.3 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.38660, -87.86935 (decimal degrees)
43°23'12" N, 87°52'10" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/429586/4804114 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Port Washington East
- Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
- Inventory number
- BH 34902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of October 2008)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- June 21, 2015: New photos from Matt Lohry
- July 29, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
- February 3, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
- J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
- HAER WI-40 - Sauk Creek Bridge, Spanning Sauk Creek in Port Washington Harbor, Port Washington, Ozaukee County, WI
- Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
- Matt Lohry