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Whitewater River Bridge

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The North Face

The arch bridge was built in 1880 and rebuilt in 1950. The arch span must have been very small, as it is almost impossible to see. Look closely, behind the modern steel beam, you can just see the bottom of the arch. The beams were, apparently, added to support a wider roadway to support two lanes of roadway capable of handling the weight of automobiles.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #120318

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Whitewater River on North Street in Whitewater
Location
Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1950
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.8 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Deck width: 33.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.83510, -88.73005   (decimal degrees)
42°50'06" N, 88°43'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/358607/4743955 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitewater
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
2,100
Inventory number
BH 34790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,340)
Arch (11,916)
Built 1890 (263)
Built during 1890s (2,927)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,923)
Deck arch (11,161)
Open (39,434)
Owned by city (5,225)
Skewed (4,856)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,399)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,981)
Walworth County, Wisconsin (17)
Whitewater, Wisconsin (1)
Wisconsin (1,426)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates per To-Do List
  • August 7, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Geoff Hubbs