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Sauk City Bridge (Old)


Sauk City Bridge (Old)


Photo taken by Douglas Butler in July 2017


BH Photo #395894



This rolling lift bascule bridge is identical to the Kewaunee, Eureka, Muscoda,and Fremont bridges in Wisconsin,the similar bascule bridges also in the state of Wisconsin is the Berlin and Kimberly bridges. In the state of Delaware they were some Scherzer type of bascule bridges constructed.


Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Wisconsin River on Wisconsin Highway 12 Bryant Street
Sauk City, Sauk County, Wisconsin, and Dane County, Wisconsin
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1923; Replaced 1965
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Bascule)
- Keller & Harrington of Chicago, Illinois
- Wausau Iron Works of Wausau, Wisconsin
Pony plate girder bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.27007, -89.71915   (decimal degrees)
43°16'12" N, 89°43'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279334/4794397 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sauk City
Inventory number
BH 63737 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 10, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 7, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • July 6, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 6, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 3, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 3, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • October 19, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added link to an image
  • October 19, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sauk City Bridge (Old)
Posted July 7, 2017, by Dana

I Had put up a postcard view. Mr. Butler did a drawing, I deleted and then re added postcard view to make his the default. My preferences are on site photos , then drawings then historic views. Sorry if I caused a controversy BUT was my action to make Drawing default photo. Hate at me if you like!

Sauk City Bridge (Old)
Posted July 7, 2017, by Robert Thompson

I agree. I've seen enough of these pen-and-ink scribbles to last a lifetime.

Sauk City Bridge (Old)
Posted July 6, 2017, by Anonymous

I vote we re-make the postcard the default image.