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State Street Bascule Bridge (Old)

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State Street Bascule Bridge

Strauss Bascule bridge Company Consulters Engineers and Designers of Movable and Fixed Bridges

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #286062

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Description 

This bridge is unusual this bascule bridge has operating struts with rack and pinion also has lock jaws for operation.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Root River on State Street WI 38
Location
Wisconsin, Racine County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck plate girder bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.73178, -87.78574   (decimal degrees)
42°43'54" N, 87°47'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/435677/4731329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Racine South
Inventory number
BH 61472 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 9, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

State Street Bascule Bridge (Old)
Posted July 3, 2014, by Anonymous

Here is proof that the early bascule bridge of a Strauss type was constructed with the struts with racks and the locked jaws shown.