This is the only remaining highway lift span on the Upper Fox RIver system. It is scheduled to be replaced in 2011 by a generic fixed concrete span. A similar bascule span used to carry US 10 across the Wolf River at Fremont, Wisconsin; that span was replaced in the 1970's with a modern highway bridge. Other spans, apparently of identical design, were built at Kewaunee and Muscoda Wisconsin and in Sussex County, Delaware (Central Avenue Bridge).
Well, that's a total poop-quake.
That is ridiculous. There wasn't anything severely wrong with the bridge. The simple, manual aspects of the bridge were very unusual like the manual operation chains and the primitive tail lock at the end of the leaf.
I live in Wisconsin, and I love everything about it--except for its terrible bridge preservation record! This, one of the most unique and one-of-a-kind bridges in the state, has been demolished. New Google Earh satellite imagery shows a new, shiny, disgusting, nauseating UCEB where it once stood. Appalling.
Berlin WI Boat Club requests more vertical clearance on UECB slated to replace bascule span