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Roosevelt Drive Bridge

Photos 

Distant View To North. Subject Bridge And Its Setting.

Photo taken by John N. Vogel Nov 1994/Feb 1995 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #169626

Map 

Description 

The Roosevelt Drive Bridge is a two-arch, limestone structure that was completed in 1899. It is significant as the only example of a late nineteenth century, stone-arch bridge in the historic portion of the Village of Menomonee Falls. In addition, according to the 1986 publication Historic Highway Bridges in Wisconsin, Volume 1: Stone and Concrete Arch Bridges, it is significant as one of only eight, statewide, stone-arch bridges located in a municipality that were deemed eligible for the National Register.

Historic American Engineering Record, WI-79

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Menomonee River on Roosevelt Drive
Location
Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1899; Replaced 1996
Builder
- Nels Peter Lund
Design
Stone twin-vault arch bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 91.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 21, 1988
Also called
Third Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.18220, -88.11434   (decimal degrees)
43°10'56" N, 88°06'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/409440/4781650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Menomonee Falls
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88001647 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-79 - Roosevelt Drive Bridge, Spanning Menomonee River at Roosevelt Road, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, WI