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South Rapids Road Bridge

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Looking downstream from historic truss bridge

This highway bridge bypasses an historic 1887 truss bridge, preserved in place

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in February 2011

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BH Photo #193352

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Description 

Because of the use of both riveted (for main structural members) and welded (for secondary structure) construction, it appears to have been built in the 1950's or 1960's; it has been recently re-decked with poured reinforced concrete.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Manitowoc River on County Highway R
Location
Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956;
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 96.8 ft.
Total length: 390.8 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
CH-R Manitowoc River Bridge
US141 Manitowoc River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.09520, -87.70112   (decimal degrees)
44°05'43" N, 87°42'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/443878/4882685 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manitowoc
Elevation
580 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2011: Added by Robert Thompson