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New WI-54 Duck Creek Bridge


Artistic renderings cast into the outside of the abutments

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in April 2014


BH Photo #282427



I normally don't add modern UCEB's, but this bridge's depiction and artistic renderings teach somewhat of a history lesson, making this bridge noteworthy in that respect. The renderings are very bright and colorful, and they aren't just painted on...they are actually painted on raised concrete, giving them an aspect of depth as well as color.

On the downside, I noticed areas of deteriorated concrete and exposed rebar, which is most likely attributable to inadequate concrete cover over the rebar. The severe expansion and contraction of the rebar over the past harsh winter are most likely to have exacerbated the problem. This is somewhat alarming, given that the bridge is only a year old. I predict that this bridge will need replacement in no more than thirty years, while the old truss bridge will be still standing with no issues at that time!


Prestressed stringer bridge over Duck Creek on WI-54
Oneida, Brown County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 2012
Concrete stringer
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 208.3 ft.
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.49833, -88.18333   (decimal degrees)
44°29'54" N, 88°10'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/405924/4927904 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oneida South
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory number
BH 60738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 20, 2014: Added by Matt Lohry

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