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Johnson Street Bridge


East Elevation

The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River that flows from a source in the north part of Dane County. It feeds the five lakes in the chain that surround Madison. The most famous of the lakes are Menona and Mendota, that are separated by the isthmus that holds the City of Madison. Lake Monona is the site of the plane crash that killed Otis Redding on December 10, 1967. Several vehicle, bicycle/pedestrian and railway bridges cross the Yahara River between Monona and Mendota.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2008


BH Photo #124918

Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Yahara River on E. Johnson Street in Madison
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
Open to traffic
Built 1925
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 68.6 ft.
Total length: 91.9 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.09200, -89.36530   (decimal degrees)
43°05'31" N, 89°21'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/307492/4773746 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison East
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 34729 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2022: New Street View added by Paul Plassman
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates per To-Do List
  • September 21, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning


  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Paul Plassman


Johnson Street Bridge
Posted May 2, 2014, by Anonymous

Its spelled Monona

Johnson Street Bridge
Posted September 21, 2008, by Carolyn (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ha! I used to live a block away from this bridge too, at the Camelot Apts. Great neighborhood(or was-now?)!