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Racine Street Bridge

Photos 

Wide Angle View Looking North From Riverfront Park

Photo taken by Skot Weidemann, December 1996, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #120420

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Rock River on Ush 18-Racine Street in Jefferson
Location
Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1936 by Milwaukee Bridge Co.; Replaced 1998
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
"The Racine Street Bridge is an 11-span [Warren] deck truss bridge built by the Milwaukee Bridge Company from Wisconsin State Highway Commission plans. With three Warren deck truss spans that equal more than half the bridge's total length, the Racine Street Bridge was locally dubbed the "Super-Bridge" because of its size. Only 14 deck truss bridges are extant in the state, and the deck truss bridge has been classified as a rate type. The Racine Street Bridge is one of southern Wisconsin's three remaining deck truss bridges. A previously completed Determination of Eligibility completed in 1994 concluded that the Racine Street Bridge is elegible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C in the area of engineering."

--Kirk R. Huffacker, Mead & Hunt, Inc., Madison, WI January 1997
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.0 ft.
Total length: 706.1 ft.
Deck width: 41.0 ft.
Also called
Hazelwood Bridge
Super-Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.00528, -88.81028   (decimal degrees)
43°00'19" N, 88°48'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/352458/4762990 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jefferson
Inventory number
BH 37111 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WI-101 - Racine Street Bridge, Spanning Rock River, Jefferson, Jefferson County, WI